English singer-songwriter Tom Odell overcame some personal darkness to publish his fourth studio album, Monsters, last year via Columbia Records. He hits the road again and performs in DC at the Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday, April 20.
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to see the show!
After a dark period of mental health stalked most of his 2018 and 19, Tom wrote his way through it, eventually letting down his guard and pouring his feelings on everything from anxiety to capitalism, toxic masculinity to politics, into a 16-track opus that feels like both a daring creative rebirth and a solidifying of Odell’s strengths.
Four albums into his career and Tom Odell has made a record that feels free of expectation. Free of other people’s perceptions of who he is as an artist. While it was darkness that inspired him he’s managed to transform that into a multi-layered, genre-bending pop album full of light, and hope, even in the strangest of times. monsters also represents the start of chapter two in Odell’s ongoing musical journey.
“I feel like I’ll be doing this for as long as I can,” Tom said. “I also feel like I do it for the right reasons — because I love making music.” He’s confident, too, after a difficult few years lost in the wilderness. “I feel like I’ve got shit to say and I’m good at what I’m doing now.”
Watch the official music video for “numb” by Tom Odell on YouTube:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Tom Odell at the Lincoln Theatre. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by Tom Odell!
Rules of The Giveaway
Comments will be closed at noon on Tuesday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your tickets. Good luck!
COVID-19 Rules at Lincoln Theatre
All patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend events at 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and the Lincoln Theatre. All ticket holders for shows at 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and Lincoln Theatre must show proof of vaccination (along with matching photo ID) before entering the venue. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card, a photo of your card, or your digital vaccination record using the Bindle app.
Exceptions will only be made for children under 12 who are not yet fully vaccinated and for those with documented qualifying medical conditions preventing them from becoming vaccinated. For those patrons, a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen laboratory test taken within 48 hours of the show date will be accepted, along with documentation of medical exemption (and matching photo ID). At-home self-tests will not be accepted.
Wednesday, April 20
Doors @ 6:30pm