The pair, who also happen to be a couple, pay tribute to romance in a favourite Nashville dive bar on the track. Gordi said the song was “two and a half years in the making”.
“We wrote it on a very humid summer’s day in Nashville about two people sitting in a dive bar as the world spins madly on around them.”
The music video, directed by Nick Mckk, mirrors that concept, as the pair dress up as a variety of strange bar patrons in Dino’s while a couple has an intimate date. Many of those characters are described in the song: “a young boy making promises to a Dolly Parton cardboard cutout…a nun drinking her doubt…a method actor drunk”.
Watch it below.
In a joint statement, Gordi and Lahey affirmed the truth of the characters described.
“The eccentricity of Dino’s makes it a place where it feels like anything could happen and anyone could walk through the door… Anyone who has been to Dino’s knows that there is genuinely a Dolly Parton cardboard cut-out that lives in the bar and she is Nashville icon,” they said.
‘Dino’s’ is the first track of 2021 for both Gordi and Lahey. 2020 was a big year for Gordi, who released her sophomore album ‘Our Two Skins’ last June.
Speaking to NME at the time of the record’s release, the artist – who also happens to be a junior doctor – said “I’ve spent the last eight years doing both music and medicine at a million miles an hour – it’s pretty nice for once to just focus on music”.
Meanwhile, Lahey surprised fans with a quarantine EP in May last year, comprising new cuts of pre-released tracks such as ‘Everyday’s The Weekend’ and ‘I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself’.