Not many people can look back on being beaten up by a group of strangers and see it as a positive turning point, but a terrifying attack paved the way for Tom Grennan to pen his debut EP.
Already dabbling with songwriting, he was beaten so badly aged 18 that he was left with metal plates and screws in his jaw for the rest of his life. It’s the psychological scars that were converted into gritty, soulful tunes though.
“I found I could escape from it (the attack). I just loved doing it, it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.”
Having collaborated with Chase & Status and released the aptly-named Release The Brakes, Tom shows no sign of being slowed down.