U.K. native Tom Odell, 22, has been writing songs since he was 13. His soulful, piano-driven sound is influenced by artists ranging from Elton John to David Bowie to Cat Power to Leonard Cohen. Before signing to a label, he practiced his craft playing at pubs and clubs in Brighton. ‘I used to stroll around Brighton with this massive keyboard and just go to these open mics all around town—and it was so demoralising, but also really good for me’, he recalls.<br /><br />Those days are long behind him. He released the EP <i>Songs From Another Love</i> in 2012, and received the BRIT Critic’s Choice Award earlier this year. The 24 June release of his debut full-length album, <i>Long Way Down</i>, is sure to catapult his career to a new level—and that’s why Tom Odell is June’s MTV PUSH artist! Throughout the month, we’re pushing out Tom’s music to masses of new listeners around the world.