Watch Now: Lost Dog Street Band – “If You Leave Me Now”

Songwriter Benjamin Tod didn’t have a particular time or event in mind when he sat down to write Lost Dog Street Band’s new single, “If You Leave Me Now,” a neon-lit reflection on consequence and love. “It came to be from a lifetime of bad decisions and I overcame the last few years,” remembers Tod.

Watch Now: Lost Dog Street Band - “If You Leave Me Now”

Don’t go punching mirrors / You may find more than what you bargained left behind,” he sings in the song’s first verse. “The opening line refers to the fact that anytime we lose self control and thrash objects around us, what’s left behind is much worse than the original problem.” 

“I love the tempo and progression of this song,” says Tod, whose new Lost Dog Street Band album, Survived, is due out April 26th via Thirty Tigers. “It is probably my favorite to sing in general from this record.” As fun as the tune is to sing, there’s also a weight to the stories it holds. “It’s so much easier to get a bottle or a bag of dope than deal with the complexities of life and love,” says Tod, referring to the last verse of “If You Leave Me Now.” “Using is something you can enjoy with no effort and gives a feeling you can simply buy. It’s a rough psychology to change. I’m certainly happy to be on the other side of this song.” 

Fans can check out the video for “If You Leave Me Now” today at this link, stream or purchase here and listen to Lost Dog Street Band’s previously-released single “Brighter Shade” right here. Pre-order or pre-save Survived ahead of its April release here

In addition to today’s single release, Lost Dog Street Band have also added three May tour dates supporting Trampled By Turtles in the Carolinas and Virginia. These will of course follow the band’s touring behind the release of Survived which kicks off on April 18th in Detroit. A full list of tour dates can be found below or at

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