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LISTEN: Katie Jo & Elijah Ocean, “Tequila & Forgiveness”

Apr 4, 2023

LISTEN: Katie Jo & Elijah Ocean,

Artist: Katie Jo & Elijah Ocean
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Tequila & Forgiveness”
Release Date: April 7, 2023

In Their Words: “I was playing a rodeo gig in a small Midwestern town, and an older married couple was dancing in the front row the entire show. When I asked them what their secret was to a long-lasting relationship, the man shouted ‘tequila!’ and the woman said ‘forgiveness!’ and I instantly knew it had to be a song. Elijah and I organically turned it into a duet that describes the satisfying cycle of losing inhibitions, giving into attraction, and making amends with someone you just can’t quit.” — Katie Jo

“When Katie Jo played me her original idea for this, I immediately wanted to hear it as a duet — where everybody gets to tell their side of the story. I hadn’t done a lot of duets so it was really fun to get together and make this record. I was visualizing a couple with a love/hate relationship, lit up in neon, finding a way to come together on a hardwood dance floor. Hopefully we made Bud and Sissy proud.” — Elijah Ocean

Photo Credit: Eli Meltzer

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