Old Dominion has announced that their second album Happy Endings will be out in August, and nothing quite seals the deal on a new record like a celebratory Opry appearance. Which is exactly what the Nashville quintet did back in May, with a performance of their new single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.” Watch the exclusive premiere above, where lead vocalist Matthew Ramsey (in a Bruce Springsteen shirt) leads the band through an upbeat rendition of the song that showcases their unique knack for sticky, syncopated rhythms and seize-the-day mantras.
Due August 25th, Happy Endings is the follow-up to Old Dominion’s debut, Meat and Candy, and it will go even deeper into the band’s quirky and catchy take on modern country with plenty of pop-forward, soulful flow. “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” which is sitting in the top twenty of the Billboard country airplay chart and includes a top-of-the-hat to John Mellencamp, was written with Jesse Frasure – on the bus in the middle of tour.
“On the road, you’re busy and tired,” Ramsey told Rolling Stone Country. “We’ll often bring writers out with us, and that forces us to sit down and focus. That particular week, we had Jesse sitting in the back of the bus, yelling at us, saying, ‘Get back here and write a song!’ And we did.”
Old Dominion is back on the road now, stopping tonight at the Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest.