Artist: Tom Odell Song: Can’t Pretend [Live at Dean Street Studios]
Reminds me of: The male Adele, with hints of Jeff Buckley
Tom Odell has been around for a while — the 23 year old Brit released his debut album in October of 2012 and has been gaining high praise ever since. Odell’s piano work is reminiscent of a young Elton John, whom he cites among his many influences, including David Bowie, Billy Joel, and Tom Waits, to name a few.
His music is dark and painful, and it’s clear that it comes from a deep place in Odell’s soul. Far from light entertainment, this is the type of music that sometimes hurts to hear. But damn is it beautiful.
So cool — these crazy awesome doodles are by Malaysian artist Vince Low, whose works are characterized by whimsical line doodles and spontaneous pen scribbles transformed into intricate illustrations of celebrity portraits used in advertising and other creative projects.