"Good Ole Same Ole" confronts resistance to change and the false nostalgia for a perfect past. There is a collective mass delusion of "the good old days" that has never actually existed. This idea only exists in the future, and the cultures within society need to change to make it a reality.
The verses demand change and identify the need to look forward to make the systems of power work for everyone instead of a powerful minority. The chorus is the resistance to change, and yearns for the nonexistent past. The dialogue between these characters leads to a sudden moment of clarity that maybe the character's mind has been changed, and they're starting to ask the right questions.
The bridge sonically represents exploring these new ideas before slipping back into that old anger and hate (4:16). The two musical parts combine in a battle for the thoughts and ideas of the character (4:43). The finale ultimately explodes in a triumph of hate and anger (5:05), ultimately returning to the good ole same ole.
Locations is once again using their latest release to promote a cause they believe in and an action their fans can take. The band encourages their fans to reject the “Good Ole Same Ole” when it comes to political corruption and get involved at the grassroots level to push for change. RepresentUs, the bipartisan anti-corruption pro-voter movement, is fighting for the policies to fix the American political system.
These policies include:
Ending the influence of money in politics
Making elections accessible and secure for all
Implementing ranked choice voting
Enforcing term limits to end career politicians
Ending partisan gerrymandering
Expanding voter registration
Challenging the two-party duopoly
Last week, Congress reintroduced The Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) which eliminates barriers to voting, outlaws gerrymandering, limits the influence of dark money in elections, and makes Election Day a national holiday. RepresentUs has joined the Declaration for American Democracy (DFAD), a coalition of 260 pro-democracy organizations, in urging Congress to immediately pass the FTVA.
Locations and RepresentUs are also encouraging pro-democracy Americans to send a message directly to their elected officials urging them to pass this important legislation: https://act.represent.us/sign/electile-dysfunction/
Join RepresentUs leaders on 8/16 at 7PM for an introduction to the anti-corruption, pro-democracy movement and learn how you can join RepresentUs on the quest to fight corruption and create a government of, by, and for the people.
Locations first began promoting RepresentUs with their 2020 video for “Loud” and are excited to continue to grow their movement. Political corruption can only be defeated when we stand up together to defend and improve our democratic institutions. We must fight for a political system that is truly representative of the will of the people.
Locations will be dropping their second EP in October of 2023 and embarking on a multi-week US tour. Produced by Nelson Antonio Hernandez-Espinal of Stuy (formerly Stuyedeyed) and reuniting with mixing extraordinaire Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Botch, Mastodon), the highly anticipated sophomore effort is a cohesive assessment of the constructs trapping the working class with an endless sonic range.
“Good Ole Same Ole” is streaming everywhere 7/26
For More Information:
WHEN: 8/16 at 7PM
WHERE: from the comfort of your computer screen
INFO: Join RepresentUs leaders for an introduction to the anti-corruption, pro-democracy movement and learn how you can join RepresentUs on the quest to fight corruption and create a government of, by, and for the people.