The 30-something-year-old guys from Old Dominion have a certain fondness for the 1980s, having spent their formative years growing up during the decade known for neon, Nintendo and MTV.
In 2015, OD paid homage to Back to the Future with their “Break Up With Him” video.
In their new clip for “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” the five-piece goes ’80s-old-school by recreating their own 8-bit video game world, which features all kinds of different references to the ’80s, including video animation (like A-ha’s “Take On Me”), a Michael Jackson glove, a NES Zapper, warp zones and more.
The song, written by Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi and Jesse Frasure, is about facing the world head-on and not letting life get you down.
“No matter who you are, where you live or your current status, people both old and young face more challenges than ever,” says Old Dominion’s frontman Matthew Ramsey. “It’s in the face of those challenges and standing at the edge of fear that we have to remain positive. Focus on the light that comes from positivity instead of being swallowed up. Work hard at doing what you feel is right. Don’t be scared!! Live life like there’s no such thing as a broken heart.”
Check out the new video below.