Old Dominion hit a high note as a group with the release of their 2021 album, Time, Tequila & Therapy. But before they made that project, they went through a difficult period, the band mates admit in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Part of their challenges came from the COVID-19 pandemic: They weren't together as much, and it became more difficult to have conversations face to face. "It took away the communication style that we're used to. You can't sit and have coffee and say, 'What do you think?'" explains the band's Geoff Sprung.
"There were two-day-long text threads. It was like, 'Is this fun anymore?' And it wasn't," Matthew Ramsey admits.
Adds Trevor Rosen, "It was all the work of being in a band without any of the joy of being in a band."
Fortunately, with the help of a little Time, Tequila & Therapy -- literally -- they started to get their groove back. Things improved when the band mates convened in Asheville, North Carolina last September to write and record their new album.
Today, the band mates say they're closer than ever. The lead single of Time, Tequila & Therapy -- "I Was on a Boat That Day" -- represents the band's more carefree side.
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