Good Old War premieres new single, “Don’t Forget”

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Good Old War | Photo by Shane Timm
Good Old War | Photo by Shane Timm

Good Old War are releasing Broken Into Better Shape, their fourth full-length, on June 30th. It will be their first since album since 2012’s Come Back As Rain.

In anticipation of the June 29th release, the band has shared the new track “Don’t Forget”. It features Goodwin’s signature voice over quietly plucked nylon string guitar and buzzing waves of electric guitar swells.

Drummer Tim Arnold decided to leave the band during the initial stages of the new album. He joined his fiancé in Atlanta who was about to have a baby. Meanwhile, Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz were left with half an album and decided to bring in the influence of other writers and producers. They worked with Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum) in NYC, which resulted in two tracks: “Fly Away” and the lead single, “Tell Me What You Want From Me”. They also traveled to LA to work with Zimbabwe-born urban producer T-Collar. In Fall 2014, they teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Jason Lehning (Alison Krause & Union Station, Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton) and engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth, Elle King). The new album finds Good Old War pushing their creative limits and expanding their sound while still including the harmonies and melodies that fans have come to love over the years.

On Friday, June 26th the band will be singing at Citizens Bank Park during the 7th inning stretch when the Phillies play the Washington Nationals. And on Tuesday, June 30th, they’ll be playing an in-store at Main Street Music in Manayunk. Fans who buy the album starting 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29th, will get 2 wristbands for their in-store performance. More info here.

Below, listen to “Don’t Forget.”

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