On to Something Good

Album: The Blade (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Ashley Monroe married Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks on October 24, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. This uptempo tune finds the songstress singing of being newly married and moving "on to something good."

    She said: "As cheesy as this might sound, that's exactly how it felt. I like that the song is hopeful, and it's saying, 'Hey, we've all been there. We all know what it's like to be down and out, but there's hope if you keep on going. And if you do, you will be on to something good.'"
  • Monroe's intention was to write a positive tune that still had some some meat and substance. "I really wanted to challenge myself," she told Billboard magazine. "I tried to think of some Sheryl Crow songs I love that are uptempo and make you feel good. I love those songs, I've just never written one."

    "I was writing with Luke Laird and Barry Dean, and Luke had that sound going," Monroe continued. "I really think it's important to express hope to people - and to myself - that if you're alive and breathing, you're doing so for a reason, even if you've been through hell in the past. I think it's a way to say 'Keep going.' I love the line 'I'm better dancing when I don't look down.' Just live. Don't overanalyze. Just go with it. It's a happy-sounding song. Who would have thought it?"
  • The video takes the viewer on a journey through Monroe's current hometown of Nashville as we see the singer shopping in thrift and record stores, as well as bowling at the city's Pinewood Social restaurant.

    The clip was shot by Rachel McDonald, who after spending the first half of her film career working for heralded filmmakers like Frank Darabont, Nancy Meyers, and Clint Eastwood, moved on to directing commercials, branded content and a movie, Thirst.

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