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Tom Odell releases ‘Best Day Of My Life’

Tom Odell has released his stunning new single ‘Best Day Of My Life’ accompanied by an equally beautiful official music video.

Tom Odell has released his stunning new single ‘Best Day Of My Life’. The single is accompanied by an equally beautiful official music video.

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Having fulfilled his major label record deal in 2021, Tom began to look ahead to a new era, a new way of working, and embarked on an independent new chapter of his acclaimed career that sees him reclaiming control and taking back the reins of his artistry.

‘Best Day Of My Life’ marks the first single of that new chapter. Perhaps one of the most poignant songs he’s ever written, the single tackles the emotional peaks and troughs of being alive and experiencing moments of euphoria following bouts of sadness. His newfound sense of freedom and clarity is palpable in the lyrics as Tom sings, “I think today is the best day of my life / F**k thinking about the future all the time / If I’m alone, if I’m alone then I don’t mind.”

Tom says “I feel so free, so liberated to be an independent artist. Honestly there’s a huge amount of relief in this music, of just getting to do exactly what I want to do. I wanted to not cram in as many hooks as I could, not have the chorus at the front of the song, just create an environment where people can sit with the music and breathe.”

Discussing the single, he says “I guess the idea behind this song was from my experience of sadness. After you’ve been through a really hard time, there are these incredible peaks of euphoria, these moments of almost uncontrollable joy, which you’re almost suspicious of.”

The accompanying official music video is a hypnotic animation of a person cycling and is as beautiful and understated as the song itself. It was created by director Manshen Lo and produced by Nexus Studios. Perhaps best known for designing the cover of Sally Rooney’s latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, Lo’s approach to drawing has its roots in East Asia, whilst taking influence from sequential art and the ligne-claire style.

The single’s release follows an overwhelming response to Tom teasing the track to his ever-growing and dedicated legion of fans on social media, where he regularly tears down the artist-fan barrier to interact with his audience, host Zoom events, and TikTok duets where his single Another Love became a viral phenomenon years after its release.

The single also received a rapturous response during the UK leg of Tom’s world tour last month. The mammoth tour kicked off in February with 15 shows across the UK including a sold out show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The next leg of the tour begins tomorrow in Vancouver and sees Tom performing all across North America before heading to Europe. Alongside a colossal number of headline shows across the world, Tom is also due to appear at festivals in the summer including A Day In The Park and Towersey Festival this Summer. Tickets for all shows can be found here.