Maryland rock band O.A.R. celebrate their twentieth anniversary with the release of XX! The album includes fan favourites, live tracks, and new studio material — disc one will feature hits such as Heaven, Peace, Shattered, Two Hands Up, and more while disc two highlights select performances from their extensive live catalog. When asked about the album, the band’s Marc Roberge shared with AMBY;
“XX is not a greatest hits, XX is the evolution of a revolution. We started this band in eighth grade, 20 years ago, and this album is a celebration of the first chapter of O.A.R. The two new songs, “I Go Through” and “Follow Me, Follow You” are a glimpse into the next chapter, already being written. “
The record opens with one of the two new songs, a feel-good pop track entitled Follow Me, Follow You which showcases an anthemic chorus and soaring backing vocals. The other new song entitled I Go Through is lyrically wise and gorgeous, guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
Once you listen to this infectious album in full, any fan will realize that XX is not only a celebration of O.A.R.’s work, yet a testimony to how excellent their songwriting, creativity, and catalog is.
In support of the record, O.A.R. will embark on The XX Tour across North America which kicks off on August 3rd in New York (tickets available here). XX will be available everywhere on August 5th via Vanguard Records. Exclusively stream XX on AMBY and follow updates from O.A.R. below.