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Old Dominion Share Brand-New Song, ‘Written in the Sand’ [LISTEN]

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Old Dominion are giving fans an advance listen to “Written in the Sand,” one of the new songs off of their upcoming sophomore album, Happy Endings. Readers can press play above to hear the song and see its lyric video.

“Written in the Sand” is a mellow, reflective tune that questions the future of a relationship. The accompanying lyric video plays out like a text conversation investigating the possibility of a love destined for either for greatness or a quick ending.

“Turn me on, turn me off, then you turn me back on by the weekend / And you won’t say the words that I want, but you flirt when you’re drinkin’,” the lyrics of “Written in the Sand” say. “I see those bubbles pop up like you’re texting, then they disappear / Let’s cut through the s–t then / Let’s get to what we’re doing here.”

The vibe of the song’s chorus is more comfortable than the questions posed: “Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can? / Are we names in a tattoo or just a number on a hand? / Are we last-call kissing or will we be reminiscing with each other for the next 40 years? / Are we written in the stars, baby, or are we written in the sand?” 

“Written in the Sand” is the second song that Old Dominion have shared from Happy Endings, following their quickly rising first single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.”  The album is set for release on Aug. 25.

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