Brantley Gilbert debuted an uplifting new single called “Hard Days” on Friday (June 5).
“‘Hard Days’ is about finding and acknowledging hope in the midst of turmoil and taking the good with the bad,” shared Gilbert. “I look back on some of the harder times in my life and think about where things are now, and I’m thankful for the bad that led to the good.”
“This song means a lot to me,” he continues to explain. “It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a song that can stand on its own lyrically. Brock Berryhill, Logan Wall, Jimi Bell and Jay Brunswick gave me the opportunity to work with them, and it’s something I’m extremely proud to be a part of. I feel like all of us are in need of a little bit of healing and in need of a little bit of hope. And this song offers that.”
Co-written by Gilbert alongside Jimi Bell, Brock Berryhill, Jay Brunswick and Logan Wall.
Additionally, the song encourages us to acknowledge the moments that tend to feel much sweeter after persevering through our own rough patches:
“If you never had hard days
If you never had a heart break
Never had more than you can take
Or carried the weight
Of life on your shoulders
Would you feel like you earned it
Would you live with a purpose
Or ever known your own strength
If you never had hard days”
Additionally, “Hard Days” serves as a reminder that difficult times do pass and we often come out strengthened by what we’ve endured.
The single follows the release of “Fire’t Up,” from Gilbert’s most recent album, Fire & Brimstone (via The Valory Music Co.), and recent No. 1 single “What Happens In A Small Town” with Lindsay Ell, which marked the Maysville, Georgia native’s seventh No. 1 hit.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gilbert was recently forced to postpone his Fire’t Tour.