Tom Grennan reveals ex's reaction to new breakup album

8 March 2020, 11:00 | Updated: 8 March 2020, 11:01

The This Is The Place singer revealed on the blue carpet at The Global Awards 2020 that his ex has heard some of the tracks on his new record and is "buzzing" for him.

Tom Grennan has talked about the process of writing his emotional breakup album, and revealed his ex is "buzzing" for him.

The singer-songwriter attended tonight's Global Awards 2020 with very.co.uk, where he discussed the heartbreak which inspired his second studio album and the follow-up to 2018's Lighting Matches.

Watch our interview above.

Asked by Heart's Zoe Hardman about the writing process for the record, he revealed: "I kind of had to dig deep for this album. This whole album is about this breakup that I’ve just gone through and it’s been a hard, tough time, but the lyrics have just come from that really.

“And It’s more of a thank you letter, it’s more of a sorry note. I’ve had to get deep with my lyrics this time and pull them from the depth of my heart".

Quizzed if he asked his ex if he could write about the breakup, he replied: "I have had a conversation with her and we’ve stayed friends. She’s heard a few of the songs already and she’s really happy. She’s buzzing for me.”

The This Is The Place singer added: "If times were right we would be together still, but my direction is going that way, and he direction s is going that way, and unfortunately some times it doesn’t work out.

Grennan also confirmed that the album would be out in the next "few months".

Tom Grennan at The Global Awards 2020 with very.co.uk
Tom Grennan at The Global Awards 2020 with very.co.uk. Picture: Lia Toby/PA Wire/PA Images

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The Found What I've Been Looking For singer was also asked if he's rock 'n' roll on tour or in bed by 10.30pm, and he revealed that the rush of being on stage is so intense he can't just go to sleep.

“I try to be in bed at 10.30, but I think when you come off stage, you can’t turn off adrenaline," he told us on the blue carpet.

"Sometimes I go for a run after a show, just to release…"

Previously talking about the breakup to Radio X's Gordon Smart and his This Is The Place single, he revealed: "My mum and dad were looking after me, and kinda just making me feel whole.

"When I say 'whole' it was the hug I needed, but like from the house, from my mum, from being back where I grew up and yeah it allowed me to have my thinking time..."

The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk full list of winners:

BEST BRITISH ACT

Winner: Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran
Lewis Capaldi
Sam Smith
Stormzy

BEST GROUP

Winner: Jonas Brothers
Stereophonics
Maroon 5
Coldplay
Little Mix

BEST MALE

Winner: Ed Sheeran
Shawn Mendes
Lewis Capaldi
Stormzy
Harry Styles

BEST FEMALE

Winner: Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Lizzo

BEST PODCAST

Winner: Sh**ged Married Annoyed
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
YouTuber News
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST

Winner: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
MILOŠ
Gareth Malone
Alma Deutscher
Russell Watson

BEST HIP HOP OR R&B

Winner: Stormzy
Post Malone
Khalid
Aitch
Chris Brown

BEST INDIE ACT

Winner: Stereophonics
Sam Fender
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine

BEST POP

Winner: Tones & I
Shawn Mendes
Dua Lipa
Jax Jones
Rita Ora

BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST

Winner: Lewis Capaldi
Ed Sheeran
Tom Walker
Taylor Swift
Freya Ridings

BEST SONG OF 2019 with METRO

(category judged by public vote) includes the five most played songs of 2019 from The Official Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show.

Winner: Harry Styles - Lights Up
P!nk - Walk Me Home
Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes
Aitch - Taste (Make It Shake)
Billie Eilish - bad guy
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Tones & I – Dance Monkey
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

RISING STAR

Winner: Aitch
Young T & Bugsey
Lauv
Tones & I
Lizzo

MOST PLAYED SONG

Winner: Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2018 – December 11th 2019.

THE LBC AWARD

Winner: PC Stuart Outten
This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.

The Global Special Award

Winner: Stereophonics

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