Just as Tom Odell is set to begin his North American tour on March 31, the singer/songwriter released a poignant new single, “Best Day of My Life” along with the official music video, created by line-drawing artist Manshen Lo (Sally Rooney).
“The title track is perhaps the most poignant song on the album,” says Odell of the song that examines the highs and lows of life.
I think today is the best day of my life/ Fuck thinking ‘bout the future all the time,” he sings.
“I guess the idea behind that was from my experience of sadness,” Odell continues. “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.”
“Best Day of My Life” is the first single from Odell as he embarks on his independent journey. The 31-year-old ended his major label record deal in 2021 and begins a new chapter of his career.
“I feel so free, so liberated to be an independent artist,” Odell says. “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.”
In addition, Odell will continue his North American tour on March 31 in Vancouver, BC, making stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago before wrapping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 21. Odell will then continue on to Europe at a later date.
TOM ODELL’S 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
Photo by Sophie Green