‘Somebody Else’, by Tom Odell is a heartfelt exploration of unrequited love that strikes a chord with its authentic and emotionally charged delivery. Written by Eric Leva, Laurie Blundell, and Tom Odell himself, this track serves as the eighth track in his highly-anticipated album, ‘Black Friday’ due out in 2024.

The song kicks off with an impromptu piano overture that immediately captivates, setting a poignant tone for the lyrical journey to come. The transition to an acoustic guitar rhythm complements Tom Odell’s soulful voice. It also creates an intimate ambiance that feels like a personal performance in an empty room.


The lyrics paint a vivid picture of heartache and longing. Odell’s storytelling shines as he reflects on a past love who has moved on to someone else. However, he remains entrapped in the echoes of their memories. The refrain, “Blow a kiss, I am happy that you exist, Feel that light-headed feeling that I’ve missed,” encapsulates the bittersweet sentiment of appreciating someone’s presence while enduring the pain of their absence.

The second verse further delves into the emotions of the singer as he wonders where his past love is now. Also, he imagines them waking up in another’s arms, and the realization that they simply needed “somebody else’s love.” This honest and relatable narrative is refreshing. Furthermore, it makes ‘Somebody Else’ a song that tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who has experienced unrequited love.

Overall, ‘Somebody Else’ is a beautiful addition to our playlist. Also, it is bound to resonate with listeners who appreciate soulful, genuine music that leaves a lasting impression. It’s a touching and evocative track that proves Odell’s ability to connect with his audience on a deeply emotional level.

You can stream the new single, ‘Somebody Else’ by Tom Odell below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts on social media.

Emily Harris