NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR STARTS TOMORROW
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‘BEST DAY OF MY LIFE’
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
03/31 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/01 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/02 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04/04 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Grand Room
04/09 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
04/11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
04/12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
04/14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/15 – Montreal, QB – Olympia
04/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
04/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/20 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
04/21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
Ahead of his highly anticipated North American headlining tour that starts tomorrow, Tom Odell has released a stunning new single ‘Best Day Of My Life’ via independent label, mtheory. The single is accompanied by an equally beautiful official music video, created by line-drawing artist Manshen Lo (Sally Rooney) and produced by Nexus Studios.
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.”
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 Chinese line-drawing artist 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.
Following an overwhelming response to Tom teasing the track on TikTok, he gave fans a sneak preview of the single on his UK tour over the last couple of weeks. The tour continues tomorrow in North America before journeying back through Europe. For more information, go to https://tomodell.com/
‘The Best Day Of My Life’ is out everywhere now.