Taken from the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Rollacoaster – pre-order your copy now.
Tom Grennan is back with his new UK Number 1 album, Evering Road, after the success of his debut, Lighting Matches. The singer has worked hard to go deeper within himself to make his sophomore album a reflection of his growth as an artist and as a person. “Little Bit of Love”, released ahead of the album gives fans a taste of the story of Evering Road – and today, the artist shares the hair-raising new version of the soaring track, truly showcasing his elastic vocal range and raw storytelling amidst an emotive strings arrangement.
“This is a comment on toxic masculinity and unconditional love,” explains Grennan. “I wrote it amidst the mental struggle of choosing to move on, or to go back to a relationship, and realising the power that love has to push and pull on us all. The main message in this song is remembering that there are people out there who love you unconditionally. When I was writing, I went back to the people that really did love me, who helped me feel like I could be myself again.”
In addition to his musical pursuits, Tom has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger for their Moving Forward Together campaign. The campaign brings together a diverse group of activists and advocates tackling a range of issues from mental health to gender equality to sustainability. Tom is one of many leading talents in the entertainment and fashion industries partnering with Tommy Hilfiger for this campaign, which also includes Indya Moore, Jameela Jamil, Monica Guo and more. This initiative highlights both Tom and Tommy Hilfiger’s dedication to using their platforms for a better future. Tom Grennan caught up with Rollacoaster to discuss the meaning behind Evering Road, giving back to his community, and what to expect from his upcoming tour. Tom has used the time over lockdowns to improve his craft both on stage and in the recording studio. Get ready for the journey of Evering Road and what’s to come with Tom Grennan.
Read the full interview in the new issue of Rollacoaster…