Dating in the internet age is fraught with opportunity: the options are endless, accessible at the touch of a button and judged with the swipe of a finger, that it can be hard to ever settle. It’s not unlike chasing fashion trends or, as Old Dominion puts it in their latest song, “Shoe Shopping,” which now has a heartwarming new music video courtesy of the band’s go-to director, Director Steve.
Since releasing their debut LP Meat & Candy in 2015, Old Dominion have demonstrated a knack for bringing their songs to life in creative ways in video form. From the Back to the Future-inspired “Break Up With Him” to the 8-bit video game homage of “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” the Nashville group have found an ideal visual collaborator in Director Steve. “Shoe Shopping” isn’t as complex of some of its predecessors, but its more streamlined approach packs an emotional punch all the same.
“Shoe Shopping” follows a romance from beginning to happily-ever-after ending from a street-level perspective, with singer Matthew Ramsey and his band mates the only faces to appear in the video. The happy-footed couple at the center of the story dance their way through a courtship before a third, baby-sized pair of shoes show up, followed eventually by a stroller.
Written by Ramsey, OD bandmate Trevor Rosen, and Shane MacAnally, “Shoe Shopping” is the third song to be previewed from Old Dominion’s sophomore album Happy Endings, due out August 25th on RCA Nashville. Happy Endings’ first single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” is currently in the top 20 of the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
While the new album doesn’t come out for another month, Old Dominion already have a busy touring schedule through to the end of the year. Their next show is July 27th at Ski Hi Park in Monte Vista, Colorado.