"Circles Around the Sun" off of Circles Around the Sun by Dispatch

The song (and by extension the LP itself) is an ode to the band’s departed friend Larry Perry, who, according to press, was a disabled man unwillingly sent into space by NASA in the ’60s. As a homage to their spacefaring companion, the band has forged a rollicking country anthem akin to some old Merle Haggard story-song, celebrating the man and his inspirational journey to the stars. Check out the song and its lyric video below.

“Larry cannot walk or speak but was in perfect health and, more importantly, in the eyes of the government, expendable,” said bassist-vocalist Chad Urmston. “Unbeknownst to them, from a very young age, Larry had always been an adrenaline junkie and the scientists and government officials were actually fulfilling the biggest adventure he could ever dream – to be launched into space. To everyone’s surprise, Larry returns from space triumphant and smiling.”