Label: Insanity Records
Released: 5th March 2021
The second album from Tom Grennan is a powerful plea for honesty. A deeply reflective and personal body of work, it’s a therapeutic outlet.
Named after the East London address Tom shared with his then-girlfriend, ‘Evering Road’ relives their love and plays out the heartbreak for a shot at redemption. Grennan’s vocal radiates raw emotion in its gravelly tones and soulful depth which climax in opening track ‘If Only’, operating as a war-cry in its strength and intensity: “You can’t break me, I’ve got my freedom / Found my roots, and I dig them deeper.” Inspired by self-betterment, it is no surprise that the album is Gospel-tinged throughout, stylistically encapsulating both the emotional and uplifting.
In his awakening, Grennan takes us to church with ‘Amen’, but in his own way. Speaking about lost religion, Grennan says: “I’m not a religious man, but we all believe and find our release in something! Be it family, friendship, freedom, football.” He hopes that showing his scars will help others who have endured similar emotional hardships, and there’s little more relatable than redemption.