This is the lead single from Deconstruction
, an album that focuses on compassion and kindness. Asked by Billboard
if he felt a responsibility to put out an album like The Deconstruction
because of the state of the world, Eels mainman Mark Oliver Everett replied:
"Totally. I feel like the only small way someone like me can contribute as an artist is in that way. Take the song, 'Today Is the Day.' Maybe there's somebody who's become aware that there's some change they need to make in their life, but they haven't quite made it yet. And maybe they just happen to hear this song at the right time and it helps push them along a little bit faster towards making the change."