Spotlight on... Laura Mvula
Spotlight on... Critics' Choice Award 2013 nominee Laura Mvula
We announced the nominees for the BRIT Awards with Mastercard 2013 Critics' Choice Award last week and are now excited to bring to you the first of our profiles on the artists nominated.
Ex-Brighton Institute of Modern Music student, 22-year-old singer/songwriter Tom Odell burst on to the scene in late 2012. The West Sussex-born Odell has been writing songs from the age of 13 and with the acclaimed release of his debut EP ‘Songs From Another Love’, he has well and truly put himself on the map for 2013. His is a beguiling mixture of idealism (he wants the music to do the talking, preferably releasing one album a year) and self-confidence (Odell seems to exist happily in his own musical world) becomes somewhat incendiary when coupled with music so magnificently formed as that on his forthcoming debut album.
Tom gave his debut performance on 'Later...With Jools Holland' at the end of November 2012.
We sat down with Tom Odell to discuss his Critics' Choice 2013 nomination. Here's what he has to say...
First of all, congratulations are in order - how does it feel to be nominated for the Critics' Choice Award?
"I feel so lucky, especially with the other acts that have been nominated - they’re all incredible. I feel very proud to be on the same list as them and the same list as previous nominees. It’s such a prestigious award and I feel really, really happy and a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing actually."
The BRIT Awards 2013 with Mastercard take place on Wednesday 20th February 2013 at The O2 Arena, London.