Greeting the streaming world on January 12th, the single will be featured on his upcoming EP, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night, set to be released in the spring of 2022. Pope is currently on the road supporting the single and his new batch of songs, as he kicked off his U.S acoustic tour in Washington, DC, on January 15th.
“The Good Old Days,” is a song about fatherhood, marriage, and soaking in the small, meaningful moments of life. Having stayed at home during the pandemic with his three-year-old and finding solace in the quietness of life, the new music acutely reflects a more peaceful, grounded side to Pope.
“The good old days are happening right now”, sings Pope in a soft voice, accompanied on background vocals by The Mayries (Matilda Ekevik and Sofi Lindblom). When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Pope says, “In the day to day effort to raise a child into a functioning human being, it’s easy to get lost in the endless string of necessary tasks and lessons and forget to enjoy the beauty of the whole thing.”
Pope – a native of Marietta, Georgia, and now a long-time Nashville resident – is widely known for his songwriting prowess, most notably the smash hit, “A Drop In The Ocean”, which has been streamed over 249 million times on Spotify alone. He has an average of 2.5 million monthly listeners to boot.
“The Good Old Days” is now available to listen on all streaming platforms, and will have an accompanying music video premiering Thursday January 27th.