Tom Aylott has released a new track and video via his blog titled 'Okonomiyaki'. The track was written about a month long trip Aylott spent in Japan back in 2013, which he says changed his life.
'Okonomiyaki' displays an upbeat brand of lo-fi indie pop throughout the intro and verses, however it's the anthemic punk twist in the chorus that caught my attention. The vocals are elevated, the guitars are distorted and it has a hook that is destined to be embedded into your head for the foreseeable future.
You can view the video below:
Speaking about the track, Aylott said the following on his blog:
"Before that trip I’d never been away from home for a holiday for longer than a few weeks, and to go there with someone that I cared so much about was a real life changing experience. This is the hardest song for me to post up from the EP, and probably the only one that really upsets when I listen back to. It was the greatest month of my life so far, and I honestly feel like ‘Okonomiyaki’ is my best song as well.
Last night, I also made a “music video” for the tune as a tribute to madness of one of the greatest countries in the world. I’ve basically ripped a bunch of stuff off YouTube and Synced it to the song so who knows how long before it gets taken down. Have a lovely Christmas and make sure you hold on tight to the ones you love x"
If you want to hear some more Tom Aylott before the release of the upcoming EP, you're in luck, as he released a three new EPs back in November which you can check out below:
You can follow Tom Aylott on Twitter [here].