As he nears a decade since he began performing under the Allday name, Adelaide-born Tom Gaynor has returned with his first solo single since April’s “OTT’, sharing the guitar-driven “After All This Time” earlier today.
Premiering on triple j’s Drive program on Wednesday, October 29th, the track is something of a change of pace for the Los Angeles-based artist, with a formative love of indie-rock icons such as the Pixies, The Cure, and Oasis helping to drive the hazy nature of the new single.
Produced by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Empire of The Sun, DMA’S), the change in style appears to have been acknowledged by Allday, who claimed that the track “feels so right it can’t be wrong.”
However, “After All This Time” appears to be the first taste of a larger body of work, with Allday taking to social media yesterday to hype up the track, writing: “Imagine if for the last year I’d been secretly making a rock album and tomorrow I dropped the first single.”
As it stands, Allday last released a full-length album by way of Starry Night Over the Phone, which was released in 2019. This followed 2017’s Speeding, which gave the artist his highest-placed album to date, peaking at number three on the ARIA charts.
Since the release of his third record, a pair of new tracks – “All Da Way” and “OTT” – have since been released, featuring more of the traditional hip-hop sound he’s been known for.
At this stage, it’s currently unknown when further music, or details regarding the release of his rumoured secret rock album, will be released.
Allday’s “After All This Time” is available now via Believe.