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Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra Muse on True Love's Meaning on "Off and On Again" (premiere)

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Marty O'Reilly and his orchestra once again prove that old souls are capable of new tricks with the innovative sounds of their latest love song, "Off and On Again".

"Most love songs are about falling in or out of love," says Marty O'Reilly. "'Off and On Again' is about being in love at one of its most challenging moments. Knowing that the love you and that person share will prevail, even when it's most difficult to see."

That's the thematic basis of O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra's newest single. Sonically, it's a progressive sandwich comprised of all of the best ingredients that Americana can muster. In other words, as per usual for the quartet, their latest is a culmination of blues, folk, and soul inflections that altogether develop a sound that's fresh and cosmic. Amidst all of the compelling, soaring instrumentation on the track, it's O'Reilly's incredible delivery keeps that proverbial sandwich from falling apart. His passionate, smoky vocals unrelentingly drive the song and its theme forward.

The premiere of "Off and On Again" predates the release of Martin O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra's latest album, Stereoscope. The LP will be dropping on 9 February.

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