Single Review: Tom Grennan - 'Sober'

Tom of Britain's best kept secrets, but recently we are struggling to keep quiet on him, when he keeps putting out bangers like his recent single 'Sober'. 

The follow up to 'Royal Highness' gives us a more indie-pop to side to Grennan, with a foot stomping chorus to go with it. However, it sees us digging digging deeper into him as a character, as the lyrics deal with his relationship with alcohol. 

I wanted to write about always getting really drunk. At one point in my life, I hated getting drunk, but I was always doing it, and the morning after I would always feel guilty. Then the next day I would get fucked up again. It's about me not letting myself get sober. Then it took this whole different twist. It's like a Bond song, and it's one of the only songs on the record that takes me on a rollercoaster.

With his debut album 'Lighting Matches' out in May, this single give us a taster of what to expect. 'Sober' sees him evolving from the singer-songwriter we all fell in love from the start, to the full blown artist that he is clearly growing into.

Review by Ant Adams

Lighting ​Matches will be released this May via Insanity Records/Columbia Records, and Tom Grennan will be touring this March, with every show sold out.

Fri March 16 2018 - BRISTOL SWX Bristol
Sat March 17 2018 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sun March 18 2018 - NORWICH Waterfront
Tue March 20 2018 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu March 22 2018 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Fri March 23 2018 - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat March 24 2018 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sun March 25 2018 - SHEFFIELD Leadmill