Old Dominion Ask for Relationship Clarity in ‘Written in the Sand’ [Listen]
Old Dominion understand the agony of being in limbo in a relationship, wondering how the other person feels and if it’s for the long haul. They explore this feeling in a new song titled “Written in the Sand" from their upcoming album, Happy Endings.
The lyrics speak from the point of view of someone who just wants to know where he stands with a woman, ultimately posing the clever define-the-relationship question: "Are we written in the stars or written in the sand?"
In a new instant-gratification video for fans, the lyrics pop up in time-stamped text bubbles as the song moves along, overlaid on clips of a beautiful woman going through her day, doing a photo shoot and ending up at a bar. The woman never responds to the messages, even though at times the ellipses appear as if she is typing.
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The song is a newly available download from Old Dominion's upcoming new record Happy Endings, slated for release Aug. 25. The much-anticipated album will also feature the first single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” a mid-tempo inspirational tune about giving life all you’ve got.
"No matter who you are, where you live or your current status, people both old and young face more challenges than ever," says singer Matthew Ramsey. "It’s in the face of those challenges and standing at the edge of fear that we have to remain positive. Focus on the light that comes from positivity instead of being swallowed up. Work hard at doing what you feel is right. Don’t be scared! Live life like there’s no such thing as a broken heart."
The sophomore record follows 2015’s Meat and Candy, which earned Old Dominion several hits including “Snapback,” “Break Up With Him,” and “Song for Another Time.” Their smooth, melody-driven pop-country sound has brought them a lot of success over the last couple of years, and they show no signs of slowing down. Old Dominion has been playing a few shows this summer including Country Jam in Colorado, where they revealed a few songs from the new record.
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