Not to state the obvious or anything, but it's been a rough couple of years.
In the depths of the dreary lockdowns of January and February you may have found yourself thinking - "If only Daniel O'Donnell would bring out some new music. Something uptempo with a music video showcasing classic DO'D moves and a colourful dream sequence". Well gals, he's only gone and done it.
The video for his new song Down at the Lah De Dah premiered on Youtube last week, and it's everything you could have hoped for.
It's got wee Daniel working a 9-5, dreaming of a tropical getaway. It's got a getting ready sequence that I'm taking it upon myself to assume was filmed in his actual bathroom (Daniel would deffo use Sensodyne, don't you think?) And it's got a cartoony, colourful holiday dream world that Daniel shimmies his way through while an octopus plays guitar. He gives the people what they want.
Naturally, Irish Twitter has exploded with appreciation. Daniel appeals to audiences young and old, and his sense of humour can be seen throughout the vid. We can't get enough, obviously.
I'm not exaggerating when I say the new Daniel O'Donnell video might be the best thing to ever come out of Ireland pic.twitter.com/enrmWIJiQo
— SHANE REACTION (@imshanereaction) October 18, 2021
Next president of Ireland https://t.co/BEiYgPtKvc
— Gráinne Fallon (@GrainneFallon) October 19, 2021
when I tell you I love this man https://t.co/6ZOuLCwi8t
— cmat (@cmatbaby) October 19, 2021
The freshly-ignited Daniel hype also led to the rediscovery of this gem from the lives himself and Majella would put on over lockdown.
I have nothing to promote, except remind you of the utter chaos every time Daniel O'Donnell did a live stream during lockdown pic.twitter.com/H83lbPYQQ8
— SHANE REACTION (@imshanereaction) October 19, 2021
Header image via Youtube