Three months after “Break Up With Him” climbed its way to Number One, Old Dominion are scaling the charts again with “Snapback,” another country-pop come-on that finds frontman Matthew Ramsey wooing a belle in a ballcap.
“We didn’t even know what [a snapback] was about two years ago,” says OD keyboard player/guitarist Trevor Rosen of the slang term that inspired the tune.
“It’s such a buzzword — it seemed like it was popping up everywhere and I wrote it down,” adds Ramsey of composing the song. “It seemed like a cool word.”
Performing the Meat and Candy single during last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ramsey and company sounded appropriately anthemic, armed with U2-worthy guitar swells and a singalong “woah oh oh” vocal refrain. They’re one of country-pop’s only genuine bands — a group of musicians who write their own songs and play their own instruments — which made the Kimmel performance feel less like a showcase for the band’s frontman and more like a communal effort.
The group flies to Cancun today for a two-night stand in Cancun before resuming a cross-country tour that stretches all the way to September, including dates with Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and Billy Currington.