Allday (the moniker of Tom Gaynor) is proving to be a fine purveyor of melody-laden languid dream pop with the release of his new track ‘Stolen Cars’ ahead of the May release of his delightfully titled album ‘Drinking With My Smoking Friends’.
Tales of illicit undertakings never sounded so smooth and melancholic: there is a delicious timbre to Allday’s voice – infused with a dreamer’s innocence yet laced with a touch of knowing experience. Allday says of the track:
Stolen Cars is about two people who think they can get away from everything and start over. I think it’s sort of a universal feeling, most people have been inside the weird dream of young love before. It doesn’t always last, but the optimism of that moment is something to hold onto. Most importantly, I think the song is great to dance to in the living room.
This theme of rebirth or renewal is indeed universal: and the yearning tone imparts that sense of innate optimism and hope. The accompanying video is similarly filled with a sense of youthful freedom:
‘Stolen Cars’ by Allday is out now via Allday Music / Believe and you can download/stream here.
In his new album, Gaynor worked with a slew of local musicians, each of whom brought fresh perspective and a trove of skills and experience. Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper) co-wrote on several songs, and contributed production and mixing; Johnny Took and Matt Mason from DMA’s joined on guitar; Simon Lam of electro outfit KLLO joined Gaynor and Strum to write on the record, as did singer-songwriter Hayley Mary, Delta Riggs’ Michael Tramonte and Elliott Hammond; and Joji Malani, formerly of Gang of Youths, came along for the ride too.
You can preorder the album here.
Allday has also announced a series of gigs across Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Sat, Aug 07 – Metro City – Perth
Fri, Aug 20 – Enmore Theatre* – Sydney
Sat, Aug 21 – Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide
Fri, Aug 27 – The Forum – Melbourne
Sat, Aug 28 – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane
*Licensed All Ages