As a native of Lake Oconee, Georgia, Eric Dodd has had plenty of life experiences out past the city limits. His latest single, “Outskirts,” from his debut EP due for release in June, is an ode to the much needed good times spent way out in the peace and solitude of the country.
When Dodd sat down to write with Thomas Archer and Bruce Wallace, their inspiration for the song came from being contained to one place and yearning for a breather, as Dodd explains, “just ditching everything we have going and getting way out deep in the country with all of our buddies where no one else can find us.” With the consideration of swapping the daily grind of the city for the placidity found in the country, “Outskirts” was berthed.
Soft, cautious guitar strums and synthetic bass awaken the track as Dodd describes the “Friday” feeling which is about to be celebrated, in this case, on the “Outskirts.” The innocent lyrics describe the intentions of this country party, “we ain’t that rebel crowd, just a little too loud for town.” “Outskirts” is a relatable, party-starter anthem with country-rock elements comparable to that of an Eric Church song. With “Outskirts” setting the tone for Eric Dodd’s debut EP, it is unquestionably going to be something worth checking out!