The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—announced they will release their third studio album on Oct. 25. The upcoming self-titled project follows the quintet’s 2015 debut album, Meat and Candy, and 2017 sophomore album, Happy Endings.
The band will be co-producing the album with Shane McAnally, who helmed OD’s two previous albums.
The upcoming album has already spawned No. 1 single, “Make It Sweet.” OD’s new single, “One Man Band,” is currently No. 40 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after three weeks.
Penned by Josh Osborne with Old Dominion’s Matthew, Trevor and Brad, “One Man Band” fits the OD playbook with its clever spin on the idea of committing to a relationship instead of the solitary life: “I don’t wanna be a one man band, I don’t wanna be a rolling stone alone / Putting miles on a rundown van, baby, we can take our own show on the road / I’ll lay down the beat, you carry the tune, we’ll get tattoos and we’ll trash hotel rooms / Baby, take my hand, ’cause I don’t wanna be a one man band.”
“We actually started writing ‘One Man Band’ immediately before we were supposed to be onstage one night,” says Matthew. “The intro music was playing—we had had the idea but it just kinda struck in that moment . . . we were supposed to be walking out onstage, but instead we were sitting there next to this big speaker singing [the chorus]. Then we came back to it later—I think probably a couple of weeks later—out on the road in a dressing room and we finished that song up. You never know when inspiration is going to hit.”
Listen to “One Man Band” below.
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