Piano-based singer-songwriter types are less and less our speed these days, but then every so often a talent like Tom Odell comes along and changes everything with a track like "Another Lover". As volatile piano chords fall with heavy wrists, emotional fortitude builds and builds throughout before crashing down in a deluge of overpowering harmonies and visceral sadness in the final stanza. Odell sits comfortably between Fyfe Dangerfield and Conor Oberst in Jeff Buckley's chair, so it's easy to see why he's on all the right tips lists heading into the new year. Definitely one to watch for 2013, cop the demo of "Another Love" below and watch the video for the real deal here.
MP3: "Another Love" (Demo) - Tom Odell