Tom’s also been an advocate for positive mental wellbeing in his community throughout lockdown. A face of Tommy Hilfiger’s Moving Forward Together campaign, it’s clear that community is fundamental to Tom and he’s been looking out for them throughout this tricky time:
“My community’s helped me out so much over the years and have always been behind me, so I wanted to give back a little bit. I’ve been walking people’s dogs if they can’t leave their house, helping out at the local food bank and delivering medicine to elderly and vulnerable people. It just gave them one less thing to worry about during lockdown. Community is so important and sticking together at this time is what we need – it’s something I’ll always be passionate about.”
Tom’s keen to look out for his community’s mental wellbeing, aware of the difference support from loved ones and charities like CALM can make when someone is struggling:
“Everybody can struggle with their mental health. Charities and support services give people a voice, allow people to talk, reassure them and make sense of the stuff people are going through.
"The brain is a crazy weird thing and people need to be reminded that they have that support.”
Evering Road is introspective and candid, an album that confronts what it means to be human, acknowledging the idea that we’re continuously evolving emotionally. Perhaps more than most, Tom understands that music can be a lifeline to people and he hopes his album can give people a boost during this weird time:
“I want to lift people’s spirits and encourage people to get out there and enjoy life. Embrace it, embrace yourself and other people too.”
Tuck into Tom Grennan’s Evering Road from the 12th March, or if you’re looking to get your eyes over more music content in the meantime, read more about musicians on mental wellbeing here.