Tom Grennan has shared his brand new single, ‘Oh Please’, as he continues to tease the eagerly anticipated follow up to his 2018 debut album Lighting Matches. It’s our Track of the Day.
The latest offering is the second release taken from Grennan’s unannounced second album following the release of ‘This Is The Place’ earlier in the year. ‘Oh Please’ arrives with more of a soulful edge in comparison to its predecessor, with the Bedfordshire singer-songwriter revealing he drew influence from Curtis Mayfield, Amy Winehouse and Kendrick Lamar for the track.
‘Oh Please’ sees Grennan link up with producer Eg White, who has worked with the aforementioned Winehouse as well as Zach Witness and has produced for the likes of Erykah Badu and Andre 3000.
In a statement he shared to launch the release, Grennan disclosed: “When writing ‘Oh Please’ I was listening to a lot of Curtis Mayfield, Nas, Kendrick, and of course Amy Winehouse, and I wanted to channel this through the song. The opening transports me back to visiting America, crossing the Brooklyn bridge for the first time and seeing Manhattan. It really hit me at that moment that anything was possible.”
He continued: “I felt euphoric and excited for the future, a chapter closed and a beautiful new beginning ahead. It changed my mindset towards relationships, to focus my energy on learning from them rather than going into a darker, angry place. ‘Oh Please’ is about learning from relationships. It’s about staying strong and making the right decisions with respect and grace.”
Listen to ‘Oh Please’, below.