Philadelphia’s The Districts has shifted membership since its formation back in 2009 but now stands firm with the trio of Mark Larson, Josh Sunseri, and Connor Jacobys. Throughout the band’s time together, The Districts has released four albums and three EP releases. While the group hasn’t released a full-length since 2020’s You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere, plans have been set in motion for its fifth album Great American Painting (Fat Possum), expected to be released on February 4th, 2022. With Great American Painting the band deals with a number of cultural issues cleverly wound through pop songs.
Today the band shares the video for its third single “Outlaw Love,” with its atmospheric backdrop with lilting pop vocals. The Districts’ singer/guitarist Rob Grote explains the new track:
“It’s about reassessing the past and realizing how much of your perception is colored by your particular set of experiences and beliefs. Who was right and who was wrong? Was it love or a web of lies? Life is this weird, fucked up journey, constantly changing and constantly realizing you were wrong or followed a false messiah, but there’s a lot of beauty in our ability to shift and grow through observing ourselves and our patterns. I’ve been hurt by people I love and given more than I should at my own expense, but ultimately wouldn’t trade it for the lessons I’ve taken away from it all.”