Evering Road

Tom Grennan - Evering Road
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #477 / 512
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2021 Ratings: #597
Liked by 2 people
March 12, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Insanity / Label
Pop Soul / Genres
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This feels like it wasn’t just a series of songs to say he is sorry, this is all about purging his guilt, reinventing himself and having a much-needed fresh start giving this a more mature, evolved sound.
The Line of Best Fit

Grennan's music has certainly evolved as he has grown into his style. On Evering Road, Tom Grennan explores many emotions that follow a break-up ... This is an album which Grennan must be proud of - and with good reason.

He hopes that showing his scars will help others who have endured similar emotional hardships, and there’s little more relatable than redemption.

The singer's second album, a tribute to his old stomping ground, finds him toying with a soul sound – but he mostly ends up in the middle of the road.

Evening Standard
It’s inescapable, which is plainly Grennan’s intention for his album with this confident bid for A-list status.
For an album with such lofty ambitions as this, you’re left yearning for something a little less risk-averse and a little more bewitching.
"Indeed, Evering Road is better targeted and more cohesive than Lighting Matches. While the British singer’s debut seemed like a junction of rock and indie sounds that struggled to deliver something catchier, Evering Road seems more determined where it wants to go and what it is going to do. The influences of Jazz and Soul that were already seen in Grennan’s previous work here appear firmer and concrete and not just synthetic sounds played here and there. Furthermore, the ... read more
An album focusing on Tom Grennan’s past relationships, with thoughts such as regrets, unrequited love and rejection. The lyrics can be hit or miss, like on the piano ballads that show up in the second half like “Second Time” and “You Matter to Me”, but the high points are very high. “Never Be A Right Time” shows him and his lover questioning if they should carry on their relationship since ‘the love has faded’. ”Sweeter Then” ... read more
If Only 7/10
Something Better 6.5/10
Little Bit Of Love 6/10
Amen 5.9/10
It Hurts 5.7/10
Never Be A Right Time 5/10
This Is The Place 5/10
Sweeter Then 5.5/10
Make My Mind Up 5.6
Second Time 5/10
You Matter To Me 4/10
Oh Please 4/10
I Don't Need A Reason 3/10
Love Has Different Ways To Say Goodbye 2.7/10
Let go Home Together 5.5/10
Long live you and i 5.6
I blame ed sheeran
To me, nothing felt provocative or fresh, although I knew the songs were about someone who was hurt, I could not care for his emotions as the delivery felt very synthetic.
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Track List

  1. If Only
  2. Something Better
  3. Little Bit Of Love
  4. Amen
  5. It Hurts
  6. Never Be A Right Time
  7. This Is The Place
  8. Sweeter Then
  9. Make My Mind Up
  10. Second Time
  11. You Matter To Me
  12. Oh Please
  13. I Don't Need A Reason
  14. Love Has Different Ways To Say Goodbye
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Added on: October 5, 2020