Old 97’s Share New Single ‘The Dropouts’

By Nate Todd Jul 21, 2020 10:54 am PDT

Old 97’s shared a new single, “The Dropouts.” The track will land on the Dallas-born band’s upcoming album, Twelfth.

“The Dropouts” serves as the opening salvo on the new record. “It’s classic Old 97s every step of the way yet pulses with the energy of a band making their debut, with unstoppable musical swagger and [Rhett] Miller’s effortless lyrical eloquence on full display, as per American Songwriter, who premiered the track.

“The song honors society’s underdogs, to whom Miller still feels a kinship despite the band’s success,” the publication continued. “I think if I wasn’t hungry,” Miller added, “I wouldn’t be able to write the songs that I write.”

Watch the lyric video for “The Dropouts” below:

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