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Adelaide-born, Melbourne-based artist, rapper and songwriter Allday has shared another new track off his upcoming fourth studio album, Drinking With My Smoking Friends. The new release, Stolen Cars, continues the musicians new exploration of sound, and arrives with an accompanying video, directed by Hiball.
Speaking of the track, the musician shares: "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.”
Moving away from his usual style, the musician has expanded his musical palette, taking inspiration from The Pixies, The Cure and Oasis to create an alt-rock infused soundscape. Conceptually, the record charts the story of two lovers, a kind of disillusioned Bonnie and Clyde, hellbent on fleeing a dead-end town with stars in their eyes. Covering moments that the musician classifies as “extended youth”, the record came to be after Allday returned from a trip to Los Angeles.
Allday has also announced he'll be hitting the road this August, performing a string of shows across the country. Kicking off in Perth, the tour will see the musician take to the stage in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, before wrapping up in Brisbane. Tickets are on sale 9AM Local Time on Thursday 18 March.
The musical project of Tomas Gaynor, Allday released his debut album, Startup Cult, in 2014 to rave reviews. Since then, he’s dropped two more studio albums, 2017’s Speeding and 2019’s Starry Night over the Phone. The releases saw him achieve a Platinum single, 5 x Gold-certified singles and 1 x Gold EP. No stranger to performing live, the musician has performed massive sold-out headline shows and taken to the stage at some of the worlds most iconic festivals.
Drinking With My Smoking Friends is out this May! Watch the music video for Stolen Cars below.