Written by Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, and Ian Fitchuk
While a critical success, Brett Eldredge’s Sunday Drive just hasn’t resonated beyond that – and that’s a shame, because it was one of the best albums of 2020. At any rate, second single “Good Day” is going to try its damnedest to try and break through, and it’s the sort of sleeper hit that made the album such a charming listen in the first place.
But despite its delightfully cheerful piano melody and the weaving interplay between the warm acoustics, pedal steel and gentle bass, it’s the sort of “good day” one makes on their own. Eldredge’s charisma is enough to sell the easiness of its sentiment, but there’s still something unsure of itself in the delivery. It’s a lonely day that Eldredge isn’t sure how exactly he’s going to make better, and it’s a little more honest to reflect not only the here and now, but a regular day in general. But there’s a general optimism that’s easy to like, appreciate, and root for. It’s not going to jump right out at listeners, mostly because it’s a bit too sleepy and unexciting. But for me, that subtleness is part of the appeal, and makes this one of the better country radio singles released in 2021 thus far.