Wednesday, 26 November 2014

My Single of the Week - Tom Odell - Real Love

My single of the week this week is the wonderful 'Real Love' by Tom Odell.

This is a beautiful song, with Tom's gorgeous voice at its very loveliest. You can check out the video by clicking here to watch the gorgeous Tom sing away with his talented backing musicians. I love piano and strings, so this song takes me to somewhere special.

I have another reason for loving this song - not just because the song itself is lovely. Its the song from the new John Lewis ad for Christmas 2014. Yes, the one with the penguin. Monty the penguin to be precise. It gave me a renewed love of this song and now I love it all the more (and I want a penguin for Christmas too).

I had no idea this was a cover version. Its actually a John Lennon song originally. There's a little story to it as well, in that it was almost lost and only by chance was handed to the surviving Beatles long after John's death. It makes it all the more appealing - a lost treasure now resurrected. Lovely story for a lovely song.

This is the perfect choice for the ad, and a gorgeous song for Christmas. Go and have a listen and think happy thoughts about love, and penguins.

You can check out more of My Music by clicking here. Happy listening :)

(published on youtube by TomOdellVEVO)

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