The Bros. Landreth's Brotherly Harmonies Soar on Infectious 'Good Love': Exclusive

The Bros. Landreth
Josh Dookhie

The Bros. Landreth

The Bros. Landreth are set to release their sophomore album ’87 on Sept. 27, and the project promises to showcase the Canadian band’s vast influences and memorable harmonies. Their new single, “Good Love,” which Billboard exclusively premieres below today (Aug. 28), highlights the band’s impeccable musicianship with ear-grabbing guitar riffs, infectious percussion and distinct harmonies.

Brothers Joey and Dave Landreth tell Billboard they were doing their best to channel “some John Hiatt vibes” when they began writing “Good Love” with Ariel Posen.

“We wanted a catchy, simple chorus that felt like we wanted to keep singing it,” the brothers tell Billboard. “We started there and began to build a story around it. Initially it was written as a fairly classic love-gone-wrong. A linear plot, two people coming to the realization that they both want the same thing, but that they won’t find it together.”

The bittersweet tune has the lead character reminiscing on past love. As the Bros. Landreth explain, “Good Love” is an acceptance to put one’s past behind him and chase “some good love with someone else.”

“Once it was done and we had a bit of a distance from it, we started to hear it as a hopeful song instead. Rather than two people turning away from each other it started to sound like maybe it’s a call to arms within a relationship: ‘Hey, let’s put our heads together and work this thing out, don’t you think it’s worth it? Don’t you want some good love?’” they explain. “Ultimately, the beautiful thing about a song is you can hear it however you want to. Once it’s out in the world it belongs to each and every listener and it can mean whatever they need it to.”

The Bros. Landreth will hit the road in support of their upcoming album ’87, out Sept. 27 via Birthday Cake/The Orchard. The project follows their 2015 debut, Let It Lie and Joey’s 2017 solo LP, Whiskey

Find complete tour dates, and listen to “Good Love,” below.

Sept. 14 – Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Festival
Oct. 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct. 11 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ CSPS Hall
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct. 13 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Garage
Oct. 15 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Oct. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
Oct. 18 – Hamilton, ON @ The Studio
Oct. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Underground
Oct. 21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Oct. 22 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head
Oct. 23 – Washington DC @ The Hamilton
Oct. 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery/The Loft
Nov. 12 – Ashington, UK @ Whitehouse Social Club
Nov. 13 – Derby, UK @ The Flowerpot
Nov. 14 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Rooms
Nov. 15 – St. David’s, UK @ St. David’s City Hall
Nov. 16 – Sheffield, UK @ Hallam University
Nov. 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Nov. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
Nov. 19 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Nov. 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Nov. 22 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
Nov. 23 – Munich, DE @ Orangehouse
Nov. 24 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
Nov. 26 – Odense, DK @ Dexter
Nov. 27 – Berlin, DE @ Auster Club
Nov. 28 – Köln, DE @ Luxor
Feb. 07 – St. Albert, AB @ Arden Theatre
Feb. 08 – Turner Valley, AB @ Flare & Derrick