Country group 2 STEPS BACK, or 2SB as they’re commonly known, partnered with Country Weekly today (7/24) to exclusively unveil the official music video for “Boombox,” the new single off their self-titled EP just released last month (June 16).
“The ‘Boombox’ video is something we thought would be a great way to introduce ourselves as a band and also have a little fun,” lead singer Kyle Lowrey shared with Country Weekly. “We’re big movie guys and love everything including the ’80s and this was our ‘tribute’ to a couple of those memorable films. We also got to shoot in a little town we grew up near, so the video has that small town feel to it.”
“Boombox” was co-written by two country songwriting titans: Grammy Award-winning songwriter Gordie Sampson and acclaimed writer Brett Beavers.
Robert Oermann of MusicRow.com praised “Boombox” as “Youthful, poppy, charming, catchy, tuneful, summery. Stunning production flourishes and a simply brilliant job of mixing.” (July 2, 2015) Elsewhere, Fanlala.com touted the track a “new summer jam” and went on to say “2 Steps Back, also known as 2SB, is a rising country foursome from a small town in Oklahoma that were always destined for the big stage…” (June 4, 2015)
Another song off the 2SB EP, “Alone Tonight”–co-written by Dan Smyers from Dan + Shay and well-regarded songwriters Bobby Huff, Andrew Albert and Blair Daly–premiered at Guitar World’s AcousticNation.com; listen here. Laura Whitmore noted, “Here’s a fabulous and bouncy song from 2 Steps Back that lifted my mood immediately…With a clappy snappy beat, and some sweet strings that underlay heartfelt vocals, ‘Alone Tonight’ rolls into a singalong chorus that’s permanently stuck in my head. It’s the summer anthem that’ll set you off on the right foot for beach walkin’ and moonlight rendezvous.” (June 8, 2015)
The four-song EP also includes “Country Girl Swag” and “Revolve,” both written by 2SB, highlighting their strong songwriting ability.
The Oklahoma foursome is comprised of the three Lowrey brothers–Kyle (lead vocals), Jake (lead guitar) and Wes (bass)–and close friend Dave Koscelny (drums). The group first formed 10 years ago in the small town of Lenapah, Oklahoma and their first single, “Off Romancing,” charted on Texas Regional radio. They’ve opened in major venues for artists like the Eli Young Band, Miranda Lambert, Frankie Ballard and Joe Nichols, among others.
2SB recorded the new collection at The Tracking Room in Nashville with renowned producer Fred Mollin who’s worked and recorded with Jimmy Webb, Johnny Mathis, Billy Joel, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kris Kristofferson and many other legends.
Catch 2SB on the road this summer:
Sat 8/15 Coffeyville, KS Interstate Fair & Rodeo
Fri 8/21 Oklahoma City, OK Wormy Dog Saloon w/Mike Ryan
Sat 8/22 Joplin, MO Zerkapalooza Music Festival