Tom Grennan has shared an acoustic session for new single ‘Oh Please’, filmed from home under lockdown.
Speaking of the track’s inspiration, 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, and I saw things clearer than ever before. 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.”
Currently self isolating under lockdown, Tom has returned from London to his hometown of Bedford, joining the local community relief effort to volunteer with local charity Bedford Kindness. Tom said, “being back in Bedford, I wanted to make sure I could help and support my local community and make as much of a difference as I can.”
Since the Government lockdown Tom’s taken to social media to spread some much needed light relief to his followers and fans. Playing in the Premier League ‘Invitational’ FIFA tournament repping his beloved Manchester United against Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, cooking live with chef Tom Brown, pranking his dad, challenging Peter Crouch to an unconventional game of keepy uppy, kicking off Radio X’s ‘Phone Covers’ series with a stunning rendition of Paolo Nutini’s classic ‘Last Request’, and performing live on Instagram for Mulberry.
‘Oh Please’ was produced by Eg White (Amy Winehouse, Adele) and Zach Witness (Erykah Badhu, Andre 3000), and follows Tom’s first single of 2020 ‘This Is The Place’. Described as an “epic comeback” by the NME and premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1. Both are set to feature on Tom’s soon to be announced second album, due for release later this year.