Layne Murdoch/Getty Images

NEW MUSIC: Blue October "Daylight"

The opening cut from Blue October's latest album 'I Hope You're Happy' might be their heaviest single in years.

"Daylight" builds atop gentle, haunting piano and guitar before exploding. Then Justin Furstenfeld's layered vocals and an almost industrial vibe in the chorus add to the song's power. Although the "Hate Me" lyricist comes across a bit warmer and fuzzier on recent albums, "Daylight" addresses the daily struggles of coping with challenges that their fans find cathartic. Throughout his career Furstenfeld has spoken openly about addiction and mental health. Other recent hits like "Home" and "I Hope You're Happy" share themes of love, family, and gratitude.

Daylight

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Daylight ยท Blue October I Hope You're Happy โ„— 2018 Up/Down-Brando Records Released on: 2018-08-17 Auto-generated by YouTube.

By the way, Justin runs the @blueoctoberband Instagram feed himself. Give them a follow if you need a daily dose of positivity. Plus he provides a more candid, behind-the-scenes look at the music industry compared to artists with a more manicured, perfect presentation.