Monday, August 14, 2023
– What is currently an EP - Old Dominion's "Memory Lane" - soon will become a full-length release.
The 18-song project, "Memory Lane," will be out Oct. 6. The current EP contains eight songs, including "I Should Have Married You."
"We always knew this was going to be a full album," said lead singer/guitarist Matthew Ramsey, "But we wanted to give our fans the opportunity to absorb it completely. Over the years, we've developed a conversation with fans, bad days, big moments, I'd like to think our songs make both better. We wanted to make an album that takes our songs and looks a little deeper into what happens between two people. Just because it's deep, though, it doesn't mean the music can't feel good."
The band consists of Ramsey, lead guitarist/vocalist Brad Tursi, keyboardist/guitarist/accordion man Trevor Rosen and the adventurously multi-rhythmic section of bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
The project includes "Can't Break Up Now," a duet with Megan Moroney. Ramsey said, "Megan's a really intuitive singer, but she's also a very smart songwriter, and she came at this song from what was being said, how the melody rises and kind of blew our minds. I think we all loved the way she creates a song, her sense of how notes flow, but she's both songwriter/singer who came in and pushed this song to almost a scene from a movie."
Moroney said, "I didn't write this song, but when it was sent over, I thought the lyrics told a story that we all can relate to. The melody was infectious and it's not like anything I've ever put out, and I've been a fan of Old Dominion for a while, and I'm really excited to be featured on this."
Blake Shelton shows up on "Ain't Got A Worry." "When Blake started talking about us," Ramsey said, "it was a little surreal. But it was also cool. Trevor had co-written 'Sangria,' which was a big hit for him, so it wasn't completely crazy to ask him to join us on a track. We sent some songs over, and he picked 'Ain't Got A Worry.'
"Funny thing is: if we'd really looked at the songs, of course, he did. That's exactly how Blake lives."
The track listing is:
"A Million Things"
"Different About You"
"Can't Break Up Now" with Megan Moroney
"I Should Have Married You"
"Both Sides of the Bed"
"How Good Is That"
"Easy To Miss"
"Sleep Without Drinking"
"Love Drunk and Happy"
"Aint Got A Worry"
"Easier Said With Rum"
"Freedom Like You"
"Ain't Got A Worry" with Blake Shelton