Andrew Leahey & The Homestead prepare for an expansive new album for fans with their newest single “Good at Gone.” The single tells the story of long-distance relationships and the guilt one can carry from being on the road. “Good at Gone” packs a powerful message for struggles in the music scene, and it’s been featured as Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week.
Being on the road can sometimes feel like a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re living your dream, but it all comes at a price. Touring musicians separate from family for months at a time and it can really become a struggle. Leahey touches on how this affected him, and how it caused “Good at Gone” to be born.
“I spent four years,” Leahey tells American Songwriter, “remaining in transit the whole time. I like crazy schedules like that, but I don’t like the fact that I’ve grown accustomed to being apart from my wife for long periods of time. ‘Good at Gone’ deals with that realization. It’s a song about distance, guilt, long hauls, and payoffs.”
It’s hard to know when enough is enough, but with COVID-19, there was no longer a choice. As a result, Leahey, along with everyone else in the world, was stuck at home indefinitely. He spent this time writing 18 songs for the band’s next album, American Static, Vol. 1. The album comes out later this month followed by a second volume in early 2022.
With inspiration from Tom Petty to The Beatles, Andrew Leahey & The Homestead have a timeless sound that’s going to take them far. “Good at Gone” is just a glimpse into the genre-bending abilities the group holds.
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Good at Gone” by Andrew Leahey & The Homestead, featured as Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.