Having just wrapped a headline tour out east, and following up their recent #1 specialty show fave “I Want To Feel It All,” The Districts drop the shimmering, soaring new single “Do It Over” from their upcoming fifth album “Great American Painting” (out 2/4/22)!
The trio immersed themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of Mt. Rainier National Park and Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the video below, and further underscoring the band’s creating some of their most lush and vibrant music to date.
“’Do It Over’ is about wising up and seeing the past through the lens of a more complete version of yourself. We’ve all made mistakes and some haunt us more than others. A lot of pain has been caused with good intentions. It’s also directed towards my younger self who wasn’t ready for the responsibility and attention of being in a band and speaking, singing and writing publicly, let alone simply navigating interpersonal relationships. It’s a simple song and a simple plea to right your wrongs and clarify your intentions and untangle the mess of relationships and do it the way you would now.” –Rob Grote/singer/guitarist for The Districts
In the making of the upcoming “Great American Painting” The Districts found their sense of connection exponentially intensified. “It just felt so nice to spend time with the people I care about, to have fun and try to make something good for the world,” Rob Grote says. That feeling of kinship and solidarity is something the band hopes to extend with the album’s release. “The thing I value most in music is when an album expresses some sort of pain or frustration or hope that I also feel,” Grote explains. “I hope this album makes people feel like something within themselves is reflected in the wider world, and I hope that makes them feel less alone.”
“Great American Painting” is the rare album that shines a bright light on all that’s wrong in the world but somehow still channels a galvanizing sense of hope.