Dermot Kennedy in 'Better Days' video

As he kicks off his tour this week in Nashville and ahead of his performance this weekend at Chicago's Lollapalooza, Dermot Kennedy has shared a new song called "Better Days."

The timely new cut is a riveting, hopeful offering, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the singer, who has long been a Variance favorite. The song is a welcome dose of positivity in the aftermath of some of the world's darkest times because of the global pandemic.

"'Better Days’ is about patience and believing in something brighter," says Kennedy. "At a time when so many people feel worried and exhausted, I would love for this song to remind even one person that things will improve. As an artist, I feel somewhat responsible to try to make people feel a little better. We need art and music now more than ever – both can be so powerful and show us how beautiful life truly is. I hope this song can provide some solace and remind people that ‘Better Days’ will come.”

Watch the video below.