Wrong Crowd

Wrong Crowd

by Tom Odell


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The much anticipated follow-up to the English crooner's platinum-selling, Brit Award-winning debut, Wrong Crowd sees Tom Odell continuing to mine the ruins of his love life for inspiration, but with far less maudlin results. Released in 2013, Long Way Down saw fit to present Odell as a wrecked, golden-throated, yet ultimately Gollum-like balladeer, a man who had dug a hole so deep and dark that even the boldest speck of light would flee in terror. Wrong Crowd is a far more sprightly affair that not only takes smart stylistic detours, it often treats malaise with a wink instead of a sigh. Hearing Odell swoon and vamp over club beats and handclaps peppered with orchestral swells, especially when those flourishes explode into big, earworm-heavy choruses, is not only refreshing, it's downright life-affirming, especially on bona fide crowd-pleasers like the dancefloor-ready "Magnetised," "Here I Am," and "Silhouette," and the stealthy, serpentine title cut. Wrong Crowd isn't without its quieter, more contemplative moments, with the golden-hued, '70s soft rock glow of "Somehow" and "Jealousy" leading the charge, but even they feel more self-assured and mature. Prior to the album's release, Odell stated that he was looking to "create a world with a heightened sense of reality," which makes sense, considering the constant media attention that followed in the wake of the huge success of his debut -- all of the bustle eventually prompted a move to New York and Los Angeles in order to escape the U.K.'s all-seeing public eye. With Wrong Crowd, Odell achieves that lofty goal via a set of bold, beautiful, and downright pop-tastic calls for help from the eye of a storm of his own making, but unlike Long Way Down, there's a sunset at the end. Red skies at night, sailor's delight.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0888751882522
catalogNumber: 5072683
Rank: 79404

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Odell   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Vocals
Mark Berrow   Violin
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Rita Manning   Violin
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Peter Lale   Viola
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
Andrew Parker   Viola
Jim Abbiss   Percussion
Chris Elliott   Conductor
Everton Nelson   Violin
Rachel Bolt   Viola
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Liam Howe   Synthesizer
Martin Burgess   Violin
Perry Montague-Mason   Violin
Andy Burrows   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Dean Reid   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Emil Chakalov   Violin
Vicky Matthews   Cello
Peter Hanson   Violin
Jacqueline Hartley   Violin
Sam Harper   Strings
Conner Molander   Harmonica
Max Goff   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Gaby Lester   Violin
Annabel Spooner   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Jim Abbiss   Programming,Producer
Chris Elliott   Arranger,String Arrangements
Lewis Jones   Engineer
Liam Howe   Programming
Jamie Scott   Composer
Andy Burrows   Composer
Dean Reid   Programming
Davide Rossi   Arranger
Edd Hartwell   Engineer
Joseph Rodgers   Engineer
Dean Josiah   Producer
Tom Odell   Composer,Producer
Steve Vealey   Pro-Tools
Oliver Barton-Wood   Engineer

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