PREMIERE: Good Old War reflect on the past in folk-tuned “Misty-eyed”

After spending the summer performing their debut album, Only Way to Be Alone, on their support tour for Anthony Green, Good Old War is back.

Good Old War will be releasing their new EP, Part of Us, on December 7th. It will serve as the final installment of their recent EP trilogy, following 2017’s Part of Me and 2018’s Part of You.

With that, we are very excited to be premiering the first single from Part of Us: “Misty-eyed.” The track — which can be found at the top of the post — showcases the signature folk-meets-country sound that Good Old War has been known for throughout their career. The painstakingly heartfelt lyrics are there, beautifully sung and even harmonized over an acoustic guitar picking masterfully, creating a soothing yet addicting atmosphere.

“This song is about being in a meaningful place from the past.  The melody came to me one day when I was driving around the town I grew up in. I couldn’t put my finger on the feeling, it was neither nostalgia or deja vu. It’s a strange feeling when your memories of a place or event make you feel differently than when the event itself was taking place. I started singing whatever words came to mind right there in the car and by the time I got home the song was close to being done. It’s funny the way songs hit you sometimes. It’s like they just happen to you,” explains Good Old War’s Keith Goodwin.

Good Old War is also currently on tour with label-mates Beta Radio and Danny Black (Dan Schwartz from Good Old War’s side project). Below you will find all of those tour dates, as well a the details for their new EP, Part of Us.

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  1. Every Morning
  2. Ian’s Song (Believer)
  3. Looking Back
  4. Misty-eyed
  5. Halfway to Ruin

Wed, Oct 10    Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Thur, Oct 11    San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall

Sun, Oct 14      Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub

Mon, Oct 15    Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

Tue, Oct 16     Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Thur, Oct 18    Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue

Fri, Oct 19       Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room

Sat, Oct 20       Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Sun, Oct 21      Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

Tue, Oct 23     Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

Thur, Oct 25    Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

Fri, Oct 26       Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

“Misty-eyed” will be available on streaming services this Friday, October 12th.