Having first teased the track earlier this week, Gordi and Alex Lahey have channelled their creative forces into their newly-released song, “Dino’s”.
Officially released today, the couple first hinted towards the track’s release on the weekend, with both artists taking to Instagram to pose with a cardboard cut-out of Dolly Parton while revealing new music would arrive on February 12th.
Noting that the track had been “two and a half years in the making”, the pair revealed that it was written on a humid summer’s day in Nashville, which ended with them taking a break for late night pasta and beer.
“The song is inspired by the East Nashville dive bar institution ‘Dino’s’, which we both frequent on our visits to the city,” they explained in a statement. “The eccentricity of Dino’s makes it a place where it feels like anything could happen and anyone could walk through the door.
“The song captures the feeling of being totally captivated by the person sitting across from you while the world spins madly on. Anyone who has been to Dino’s knows that there is genuinely a Dolly Parton cardboard cut-out that lives in the bar and she is Nashville icon.”
Famously, Dino’s made headlines in 2019 for releasing the Dolly Burger, in honour of Parton’s influence and success.
The track also comes accompanied by a music video which features the directorial talents of Nick Mckk. and captures the look and feel of the dive bar, whilst showcasing the playful nature of both artists as they appear as a cast of local oddities.
The tune also serves as the first taste of original material from both artists this year. While Alex Lahey last released new music by way of her festive cover of the Ramones’ “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”, Gordi released her second album, Our Two Skins, back in June. Since the release of the record, she has also shared a handful of new releases, including the Extraordinary Life EP, and the Our Two Skins (Remixed) EP, which appeared in late January.
Gordi and Alex Lahey’s “Dino’s” is out now via Liberation Records.