The Story Behind “My Way Back Home”
“I’ve had this song in my back pocket for a while now. I wrote this song during the busiest time that I have ever experienced with my music before this pandemic hit. I was able to travel in my 17-foot travel trailer with my dog and occasionally my husband, playing shows across the middle and northern United States, and using my music to advocate for mental health. I grew up in the small town of Palmyra, Pennsylvania and like most teens, nobody wants to continue to live in their hometown once they are past a certain age. We are supposed to move on, move somewhere else. Which somewhere else is really just someone else’s hometown. I found myself falling into amazing opportunities to travel and LOVING it. I realized quickly the world is a large place and whenever it started to overwhelm me, I would imagine my hometown. Where simplicity was within the 2 miles in each direction of the main street stoplight. Where I could walk into the post office and see familiar faces and have all my family and friends looking back at me while I stood on stage”.
It’s a relatable lyrical story that will strike a chord for many, and Olivia has done a wonderful job of crafting those thoughts and feelings into a standout country song that is filled with modern production overlays and old-school simplistic vibes making it a truly fantastic release.