Tom Grennan has released a new track, ‘Oh Please’, taken from his second album, expected later in the year. It’s Tom’s second single of the year, following on from the much lauded ‘This Is The Place’, and come on the back of Tom fighting the Coronavirus himself.
On the track Tom says “When writing ‘Oh Please’ I was listening to a lot of Curtis Mayfield, Nas, Kendrick, and of course Amy Winehouse, and I wanted to channel this through the song. The opening transports me back to visiting America, crossing the Brooklyn bridge for the first time and seeing Manhattan. It really hit me at that moment that anything was possible. I felt euphoric and excited for the future, a chapter closed and a beautiful new beginning ahead. It changed my mindset towards relationships, to focus my energy on learning from them rather than going into a darker, angry place. ‘Oh Please’ is about learning from relationships. It’s about staying strong and making the right decisions with respect and grace.”
Those influences come to the fore on ‘Oh Please’, with the opening rising strings straight out of the Curtis Mayfield arranging cookbook, but there’s beats and these gospel harmonies, and brushes of funk guitar along the way too as Grennan lays his soul to bear.
Check out the lyric video, made in true Karaoke style for those long lock down days, here
Tom Grennan has released ‘Oh Please’, a soulful coming-of-age lament inspired by Amy Winehouse, Kendrick Lamar and Curtis Mayfield. Listen HERE.
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Amid his own battle with Covid-19 symptoms earlier this month, Tom took to social media urging fans to stay at home.
Inspired by the track’s “come closer, feel closer” refrain, Tom has shared a karaoke lyric video, encouraging fans to “Feel Closer” from home and #OhPleaseSingalong. Watch HERE.
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