After following Straw Hats, Haggert Mctaggert, Sweet Vermilion, and all of the other side projects, very closely these past two years just to get a dose of the four-piece band The Districts, they have finally released new music for the first time since their 2015 album A Flourish and a Spoil. The new song “Ordinary Day” is the first song The Districts are releasing from their upcoming album, previewing what’s to come.
Lead singer, Rob Grote, describes the song as a personal realization that the world around him is changing and he is seeing things in a new light, but not necessarily a better light. He exclaims how he can no longer relate to things as he once did before.
The tune still sounds like The Districts, but a mature smoothed out version. The song starts off slow, but then quickly picks up. Rob Grote’s daunting falsetto echoes on top of drummer Braden Lawrence’s bouncy rhythmic production, Pat Cassidy’s tighter post-punk guitar riffs, and Connor Jacobus’ grooving bass.
If the next album is going in the same direction of “Ordinary Day”, the tone seems to change from the once ambitious teenage energy in A Flourish and a Spoil to a more doubtful aspect about the ever-changing word. The album is coming out later this year via Fat Possum Records once the band put the final touches on.
Check out “Ordinary Day” below.