Renee Blair signed a publishing deal with SMACK in 2017 and has been on the rise ever since. Writing hits including “Better Off” and “Gotta Quit Drinking,” Blair is gaining recognition where it is due. Opening for the legendary Willie Nelson and others as well as labelmate Walker Hayes, Michael Ray, Billy Currington, Mitchell Tenpenny and more. Blair visited us earlier this year for a Swag Session as well as a Swag Spotlight the year before. She has been on our radar for a while now and we know that her new song is going to impress.
Over the last two months, the “Better Off” singer has been hinting at new music and lyrics like “why you gotta be perfect” and “I don’t want to wait my turn,” leaving fans what the new single could be about. She shared on Instagram earlier this week that she “met the perfect guy. I thought he was the one, but he had one flaw, he had a GIRLFRIEND.” And just like that, her latest hit song was announced!
Released today, July 12th, the new single was written by Blair with Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt will bring a summer heat to your playlist. Her blend of country and R&B makes for such a unique style that invites everyone to sing and dance. In the song, she keeps asking herself questions like “why you gotta be breaking my heart before we even start?” and “what are you trying to do to me?” The track is relatable for anyone wishing that someone was single and not taken, it’s is something we have all felt a time or two, making it the perfect situation to write about. Although Blair puts a twist on what could be a somber song and turns it into an upbeat jam. We have seen photos of her in the studio this year and are hoping for more tunes to add to our summer playlist soon!
“Girlfriend” 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.
Full Lyrics of “GIRLFRIEND” below.
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