Brett Eldredge is back with a brand new single called “Songs About You”, and it’s also the title track from his recently announced fifth studio album.
Written by Eldredge, Ben West and Jessie Jo Dillon, the track finds the country hitmaker stuck following a breakup, unable to move on after the heartache that followed. He does his best to do so, but the sometimes haunting power of the music sends him straight back in time.
When he walks into a bar, he hears Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” – a trip to the grocery store and Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” arrives. Later, even after working up the courage to go on a date, the singer hears Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” and it makes him regret breaking up with his old flame.
“Cause sometimes they make me dance / Sometimes they make me cry / Sometimes they make a wish / That I never said goodbye / Now I’m just tryna get through / These songs about you” Eldredge laments to a surprisingly brilliant and unique melody.
“There are songs that take you back in time to a moment with someone you love,” the Paris, Illinois native shares in a press release. “Even if you haven’t been with the person for a long time, these songs just wash over you. Maybe you’re having a great day, then you walk into a store where the song is playing and you’re transported back in time.
“Songs About You” is the title track from Eldredge’s upcoming new album. Slated for release June 17, the LP will include the brooding “Want That Back” and “Holy Water,” both of which he shared with fans.
“I knew exactly what I wanted to say and what I wanted the album to sound like,” says Eldredge. “I wanted the album to be songs that connect us all in the human experience. These are emotions that reflect each of us. There are songs of loneliness, joy and sorrow, and I love that tension .
“songs about you is about songs that instantly recall your own experiences,” he continues. “The songs that can remind you of exactly how you felt, or the sights around you, or the smells in the air. The songs that remind you of all the happiness and sorrow.”
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