Tom Odell has said he found the attention from the paparazzi terrifying while he briefly dated Taylor Swift last year.

The Another Love singer dated Swift after the Brit Awards last year, at which he won the Critics Choice Award.

Speaking to GQ Odell commented, "It was terrifying. I'd have to be very in love to be with someone that famous."

The 23-year-old musician performed at the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion show and said the experience ignited a love of fashion in him, "I am interested in that classic British look – yet also that classic American look. Burberry did that for me, because when I played at their party last year it introduced me to fashion.

"I grew up in the suburbs of a small town on the south coast where the only opportunity I ever got to wear anything smart was a funeral, so I had never owned a piece of clothing worth more than £40."

Odell is nominated for the British Male Solo Artist and British Breathrough Act at this year's Brit Awards which takes place on February 19.