Multi-Platinum-selling country pop superstar Sam Hunt has today released his brand new single ‘23’.
Written by Hunt with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Chris LaCorte (who also produced the track), ‘23’ has the singer thinking back warmly on a past relationship. Using an early photo of his wife, Hannah’s, aunt and uncle when they were a young couple for his song art, Hunt further illustrates the nostalgia and fondness of days gone by. Despite moving on with new cities, jobs and life, the story goes:
You’ll always have long blond hair
You’ll always be Memphis queen
You’ll always be my first time in New Orleans
No matter where I go, no matter what I do
I’ll never be 23 with anyone but you
You can marry who you want
Go back to Tennessee
But you’ll never be 23 with anyone but me
We’ll always have Folly beach
We’ll always have delta nights
We’ll always be in-between real love and real life
At a recent session at Ocean Way studio in Nashville, Hunt and his band performed a scaled back version of the new song. Fans can watch the performance of ‘23’ HERE
‘23’ is the first new track from Hunt since last year’s album ‘SOUTHSIDE’ featuring a string of hit singles with ‘Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s’, ‘Kinfolks’ and ‘Hard To Forget’. The album also featured mega hit ‘Body Like A Backroad’ which peaked at #9 on the ARIA Singles Chart and has since gone 7x Platinum. ‘SOUTHSIDE’ was released to critical acclaim with the album and various tracks landing on multiple “Best of” lists for 2020 including The New York TimesBest Albums and NPR’s Best Songs ('Hard To Forget'). The album earned additional praise from American Songwriter, Associated Press, Billboard¸ Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Pitchfork, Slate, The Ringer and more.
Ed Sheeran has today released his new single ‘Shivers’!
Shivers’ is the second official single to be released from Ed Sheeran’s highly-anticipated new album ‘=’, set for release on 29 October through Asylum/Atlantic. Produced by Sheeran, Steve Mac and FRED, the hook-laden track, and its accompanying video, both harness the euphoria of what it feels like to fall love, with the electric Dave Meyers-directed visual unfolding over several high-energy, metaphorical frames.
Announced last month, ‘=’ – the fourth instalment in Sheeran’s symbol album series – is Ed’s most accomplished work yet; the evolution of an artist who continues to tread new ground. A body of tracks that were made over a four-year period following his seminal ‘÷’ (Divide) album era, thematically, ‘=’ finds Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it as he explores the varying degrees of love (‘The Joker And The Queen’, ‘First Times’, ‘2step'), loss (‘Visiting Hours’), resilience (‘Can’t Stop The Rain’) and fatherhood (‘Sandman’, ‘Leave Your Life’), while also processing his reality and career (‘Tides’). Sonically, ‘=’ encapsulates Ed’s versatile musical palette, spanning signature, guitar-led tracks and world-class balladry to weightier, euphoric production moments, as first showcased on this summer’s emphatic comeback track, ‘Bad Habits’.
Sheeran, who won ‘Solo Artist’ at last week’s British GQ Men of the Year Awards, bagged his 10th consecutive week at No.1 in the UK on Friday with the aforementioned ‘Bad Habits’, seeing it become the longest-running consecutive UK No.1 since 2019’s ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I.