With a current single “Getting Good”, that peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales in October and came to life with singer-songwriter Emily Weisband and producer David Garcia, as well as a current EP that was released in March, Lauren Alaina is back with more. A new track titled “Run” has been introduced to begin the next phase of music and her upcoming EP Getting Over Him is due out Labor Day weekend.
“Run” is meant to explore those non-stop, ambitious moments that often take control over the decisions we make in order to get to where we want to go. “We are all running. Constantly. Non-Stop. Even in this quarantine, we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been. Life just keeps going and going and going in unbelievable paces as we try to race ourselves to the next thing,” Alaina explains in a statement. “My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is, we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen.”
“Run, living life like it’s a highway and we’re all stuck in drive / Like a preacher on a Sunday, always going overtime / Like the muddy water rushing, in the river outside of town / Yeah, the clock just keeps on running and we can’t slow down / No matter where we’re going / No matter where we’re from / Oh-oh, oh-oh / We’re all born to run”
Though fans of this Georgia native, who has become one of the most established and admired upcoming female country artists, have not been given a full-length album since 2017, Alaina has not been quiet. There have been consistent releases of singles and EP’s while taking part in a variety of different collaborations such as Kane Brown’s #1 and 5x Platinum hit “What Ifs” and Chris Young’s 2019 “Town Ain’t Big Enough”.
This steady activity through diverse projects, in addition to her own, is a testament to how devoted Alaina is to music. And to where she wants to go next. “Run”, written by Ben Johnson, Kennedi Lyyken, and the artist herself is a journal entry with instrumental components that shamelessly declares the desire for more, and the tendency to keep on running.
“Run” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more 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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