Old Dominion have shared some previously unreleased tracks that were originally recorded for past projects. The three songs are “I’m On It,” which was recorded originally to be on the band’s debut album Meat And Candy, but ended but being replaced for their hit “Song For Another Time” last minute, “Can’t Get You,” the studio version that was replaced for a live version on their sophomore offering Happy Endings, and “Goes Without Saying,” a song from an independent EP recorded before signing a record deal. The tracks are available digitally everywhere.
Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey tells us: ["When we were growing up, the bands that we idolized sometimes would release songs that didn’t make the album, and rarities and B-sides and things like that, so we thought it might be cool to hear some music that didn’t make the first two albums. We’ve got a collection of songs that we’ve been teasing a little bit on socials and stuff, but we want to let you guys listen to the whole thing, so they’re a little raw, a little unpolished, but happy to get some new, technically old, music out."] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . old, music out.)
Yesterday (Sunday, May 31st), Matthew posted a message to fans in response to the aftermath of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. He wrote in part, "The turbulent hand of racism has not touched me. Therefore, like many of the people I talk to, I’m left feeling helpless, scared, guilty and ashamed . . . In these painful times, please focus your hearts on healing, compassion, communication, humanity, humility and love. Hate has had its day. It’s on us to work together now to clean it up."
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