Last time we heard from Ron Pope, he was touring the country in support of Atlanta, a rootsy solo album that positioned him as one of the south’s newest indie-folk troubadours. Nowadays, the guy is singing a different tune. “Lick My Wounds,” Pope’s new single, is a Top 40-styled pop anthem aimed at the nightclub club, complete with a gang-vocal chorus and plenty of danceable drum loops. Pope sings the song to a girl who’s “21, but holds her liquor like a freshman,” while synthesizers swoon and cymbals crash in the background. Sure, it’s a left-hand turn from the folksy path he was traveling a few years ago… but the destination looks just as bright.
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Soulful singer-songwriter Ron Pope (whose “A Drop In The Ocean” video garnered over 16 million YouTube views) has chosen American Songwriter to host the premiere of his new album, Atlanta. It’s good to be in the Pope’s favor!
The excellent new disc is available at iTunes tomorrow via Hard Six records, but you can preview the entire enchilada here. Watch the video for the opening track “Atlanta” here.
Americana singer-songwriter Ron Pope is going places. Following the runaway success of his song “A Drop In The Ocean,” whose fan-made video garnered over 16 million views and went on to rack up a million downloads, Pope is ready to release his latest album, the rootsy Atlanta, which is due out next month on iTunes (and in stores this June.)
We’re excited to bring you the premiere of the video for the album’s first single, “Atlanta.”
Dan:Oblivion... I very much want people to interpret their own way.
Woody:We know what it's about but we're not saying.
Dan:I think it - I think it's funny. I always think that the lyrics to the songs are quite obvious but it's always fascinating to hear different people's interpretations of them. Um... but yeah. Oblivion's kind of about - I guess - trying to follow someone to a state of oblivion and never quite being able to get there... and sort of giving up. But you can take what I mean by 'state of oblivion' to mean whatever you want.