Bailey Zimmerman Sparks Intrigue With Mysterious 15-Second Emoji-Titled Song On Spotify
Zimmerman has piqued curiosity among fans with a cryptic 15-second song teaser on Spotify.
Bailey Zimmerman; Photo Provided
Bailey Zimmerman has found a new way to tease his next release. On Friday (Jan. 26), fans were surprised to see that the country star had dropped new music without any advance warning. However, upon a closer listen, it appears the “song” is actually only a 15-second taste of a new track that’s yet to be released.
Suprise Teaser Appears On Spotify
“New music soon 🤔 👀,” Zimmerman wrote on his Instagram story. “Dropped a little teaser for YALL on my Spotify ❤️.”
The new song was named using three emojis – 🔥⛪❤️. It’s likely that this is a hint for the real title, which has yet to be revealed. The cover photo matches the theme of the emojis as it includes a person’s hand with a ring being worn on their middle finger, holding a lighter with a flickering flame.
Although listeners only hear a very brief snippet of the forthcoming song, there’s already so much power heard within Zimmerman’s words. The clip features no instrumentals, simply just the echoes of his raspy vocals.
The Lyrics Include
“Well I was only scared of the devil and her dad / So we parked somewhere we knew they’d never look / No I never seen nothing like her / Playing with the flame of her momma’s lighter,” Zimmerman sings.
The “Rock And A Hard Place” singer has yet to share any other details regarding the new tune that marks his first release of 2024.
Follows A Wildly Successful Year
This news comes after a history-making year of back-to-back accomplishments and a slew of career milestones for the Illinois native. In May, he released his debut project, Religiously. The Album., which became the biggest streaming debut album of the year across all genres as well as the biggest streaming country debut of all time. It landed Top 3 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
This project spawned fan-favorites like the 2x Platinum and third-consecutive No. 1, “Religiously,” as well as his 5x Platinum, six-week No. 1 “Rock And A Hard Place,” which holds the title of No 1 Most Played Song on Country Radio in 2023.
Upon learning the extent of success “Rock And A Hard Place” has seen on the charts, Zimmerman took to social media to relish in the excitement with his fans.
“A massive thank you is owed to my friends at country radio. y’all have been in my corner since day 1 and I can’t thank y’all enough for the support,” he wrote. “You’ve changed this kids life forever, thank you thank you thank you. An even bigger thank you to the people out there that have helped make this song what it is. Listening every day, calling into the stations, coming to the shows and screaming your heads off… it’s truly amazing to see how big of an impact a single song can have on the world. Y’all have truly, truly changed alot of lives with all the support and I don’t know how I could ever repay y’all…thank you so much.”
“Where It Ends”
Zimmerman is currently climbing country radio charts with his burning single “Where It Ends,” while “Strong Enough,” his collaboration with pop sibling trio Jonas Brothers, moves its way to the Top 20 at pop radio. Overall, he saw three songs rank within the Top 20 most on-demand streamed country songs for 2023 with “Rock and A Hard Place” (#7), “Religiously” (#13), “Fall In Love” (#19).
A Sold-Out Tour
Next month, Bailey Zimmerman will kick off a massive year of touring with his biggest headlining trek to date, RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR.
This stint of shows is set to launch on February 1 at the Novo in Los Angeles, California, and run through May 20, when he will wrap things up in Dublin, Ireland. Produced by Live Nation, RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. will make stops across the U.S. in major markets including St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA and more before heading overseas in May.
Zimmerman will receive support from fast-rising country singer Josh Ross.
He will also continue on select dates of Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour, bringing his high energy and fan-favorite hits to stadiums in Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina and more.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates, click HERE.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.