If you have been following along with us here at NYCountry Swag then y’all know how much we love rising artist and songwriter, HARDY. We truly believe that he is on his way to superstardom and we cannot get enough of his incredible songwriting and unique take on music. To top it all off, HARDY saved 2020 by announcing the release of his next project, A ROCK, scheduled to drop on September 4th. Today we get a sneak peek of what we can expect from the album with his newest song “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL,” following previously released jams “BOOTS” and “One Beer.”
HARDY is a master wordsmith and “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” exemplifies his talent effortlessly. The story of losing a loved one unfolds through each verse of the song. HARDY sings about saying farewell to a dear friend in such a way that feels celebratory, yet somber, a combination that only he could deliver. The singer-songwriter has a knack for weaving words together with heavy guitars and drums in ways that are truly unexpected, but spectacular.
“Crank it loud / Hold it down til I get there / When I do I hope you have some new stories to tell/ Till then give heaven some hell”
Although the track wasn’t written with a specific person in mind, HARDY, along with songwriters Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, and Hunter Phelps create a conversation between those still left on earth and those who have passed on. True confidence in the whereabouts of the dearly departed are on full display in the pre-chorus “Yea, I believe em when they say you’re in a better place, you had a wild side but you had amazing grace, I know you’re way off up in them clouds, but if you could still hear me right now…”
The brand new music video paints the picture that runs through your mind when you listen to the track. HARDY manages to envision a funeral for a loved one without making it feel dark. He chooses to showcase both the emotional moments of losing someone, while also highlighting the joy that you feel because you have known someone so special. Clearly a wild boy at heart, HARDY leans into his persona on this tune, while delivering authenticity and vulnerability that is at the heart of the visuals.
Like HARDY’s other songs, “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” is what he does best. It delivers on all the it-factors that we have come to expect from one of our favorite artists. If the rest of the record is anything like the previously released tunes, we are in for quite possibly the best record of the year.
“GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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