SINGLE REVIEW: Tones And I – Cloudy Day

Tones And I broke records and topped charts around the world with the release of her debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’ which was an impressive feat no one saw coming. But now she’s ready to keep the momentum rolling with her highly anticipated debut album ‘Welcome To The Madhouse’ which will be finally released on July 16. 

Following in the footsteps of ‘Fly Away’ and ‘Won’t Sleep’, her new single ‘Cloudy Day’ is an upbeat and infectious track that might just be her catchiest release since ‘Dance Monkey’. Beginning with just a layered piano, she soothingly sings through the verse to the chorus where she incorporates gospel choir harmonies. Dropping a big euphoric pop beat, she unleashes this really carefree and positive energy that is so contagious. Sonically it’s a bit reminiscent of ‘Love Generation’ by Bob Sinclair with a very similar energy pulsating through it, and we could really do with more positive pop tracks like this in our lives. 

“Am I living? Oh, what a funny thing to say. But there’s alive and then there’s living” she sings during the opening moments of the song as she ponders about her outlook on life. Finding herself in an emotional rut, she turns to wanting to step out of the darkness and into a positive ray of light. “But your mumma always said look up into the sky, find the sun on a cloudy day” she then sings as she encourages herself to find the positive in the moment. 

This song is the positive track we all need right now. It’s so easy to get lost in our own personal darkness, especially in the current state of the world, but sometimes we all just need to search for the sun on a cloudy day and embrace the positive things around us.