Thomas Day‘s latest work, Love Me For Another Day, marks a reflective period in the artist’s burgeoning career. It unfurls a tapestry of emotion through ten compelling tracks like “Stranger” and “Gravity.” Released under Arista Records, the project is a crucible of his young adulthood—capturing moments of love, longing, and the nuanced shades of heartbreak.
Amid his inaugural headline tour, which has already seen sold-out shows in cities like New York and Los Angeles, Day’s new project emerges not as a debut album but as a defining chapter in his artistic journey. Love Me For Another Day transcends a mere collection of songs; it is a chronicle of the musician’s formative years as both a songwriter and an individual.
Day’s perspective on his work is steeped in introspection. “This isn’t my debut album,” he asserts, adding weight to the distinction. Those words come with a lot of extra meaning, and I’m not there yet.” The singer’s approach reflects a maturity and a deliberate distance from the finality a debut album represents, suggesting his journey is far from reaching its peak.
In our latest interview, Thomas Day briefly spoke to us about the pre-release single “I Don’t Wanna Leave Just Yet,” his many tattoos, and touring. Check it out below.
Hey, Thomas! Congrats on “I Don’t Wanna Leave Just Yet.” Could we kick off with you explaining a little bit about the song, influence-wise, and what was going on in your head at the time of writing?
Thank you so much! I wrote “I Don’t Wanna Leave Just Yet” with my good friends Madi Yanofsky and Nick Ruth. It’s about having to say goodbye to one of the most important people in my life at the time. It’s about not wanting to say goodbye but knowing that you have to.
This particular record arrives after an already incredible year for you with songs like “VICIOUS” and “Come Home.” Where does it fit in your catalog, or the direction you want to go musically?
I think it fits right there in the mix with everything else. It’s exactly the sound I’m going for.
In terms of the song itself, how do you want fans to feel when listening to it?
Sad, but in a therapeutic way.
Out of curiosity, what excites you about the intersection between TikTok and the music industry for the future? How has the platform helped you?
The platform has helped me so much and has given my songs so much exposure. I also find new songs and artists on there every day, which I think is brilliant!
Also, you’re still early in the game, but the past few years have been prolific. What are some of the challenges you’ve faced throughout your career so far? And how did you overcome them?
One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is trying not to get too wrapped up in the numbers. I’ve just got to keep moving.
By the way, what do your tattoos mean?
They all have many different meanings to me, but I also love them because each one is like an individual art piece.
I see everyone begging for you to go on tour in each of your Instagram posts. What else are you manifesting for the rest of 2023?