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Tones and I Performs ‘Cloudy Day’ With a Choir on ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

New album Welcome to the Madhouse arrives this Friday

Tones and I brought some motivational energy to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night, performing the song “Cloudy Day” from her upcoming debut album Welcome to the Madhouse.

Appearing in a well-lit loft space, Tones was surrounded in a half-circle by a full choir in sparkling pink robes, which added an extra flourish to the uplifting track: “Now that I’m older, with these moments/Will I live with them or just throw them away, away?/But your momma always said, ‘Look up into the sky/Find the sun on a cloudy day.’”

In a statement, the singer said that “Cloudy Day” was inspired by the passing of her friend T, whose death made it difficult for her to write music.

“I met up with a friend who told me this saying from his late mum — ‘on a cloudy day, look up into the sky and find the sun,’” the singer recalled. “I knew I wanted to use that as a lyric and the next time I went into the studio I wrote ‘Cloudy Day.’”

Welcome to the Madhouse arrives this Friday, following a string of singles that includes “Cloudy Day” and “Won’t Sleep.” The album follows Tones and I’s 2019 EP The Kids Are Coming, which featured her breakout single “Dance Monkey.”

From Rolling Stone US