Old Dominion Release ‘Break Up With Him’ Video
The video honors the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster film Back to the Future, with lead singer Matthew Ramsey playing a part inspired by the movie's Marty McFly, and each of the OD band members taking on various roles in the video.
“We came up with the idea for the Back to the Future video when we had a long ride from West Virginia all the way to San Francisco,” Ramsey tells Country Weekly. “It was a long radio tour trip, and on our stops, we knew we had a video coming up, and we wanted to talk about it, so we were sitting by the pool coming up with all these crazy ideas, and somebody said something like, ‘I don’t know if people are gonna get that,’ and one guy goes, ‘Your kids are gonna love it,’ which is a catchphrase from the movie, and that just sparked us down this road.
"It works perfectly because it’s the big anniversary of Back to the Future, and there’s this resurgence thing," Ramsey adds, "so hopefully that’ll all kind of come to play and make it a big success."
Much like the inspiration for the video, the song itself also began when Old Dominion were on the road.
"It was, like, two in the morning, and we were headed to Myrtle Beach to do a show, and we were sitting in the back of the van just working on it," Ramsey recalls. "The one thing that makes that song special to us is that’s the first song that all five [band members] have written together.”
"We’re excited to learn, just like we are every time we open for another artist," bass player Geoff Sprung tells The Boot. "I know that, we were out all fall with Chase Rice, and every show with another artist, we want to figure out what works for them, what makes them successful, and try to learn from it, so I don’t think this will be any different. I’m sure we’ll be side stage most nights, trying to figure out what all these different artists are doing to capture the attention of the audience, and then it kind of integrates in."
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