Ella Langley And Koe Wetzel Step Into The Boxing Ring In ‘That’s Why We Fight’ Music Video

The pair’s fiery duet continues to make waves.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 17, 2023

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Ella Langley and her duet partner, Koe Wetzel, have joined forces to bring their smash single, “That’s Why We Fight” to life in a brand-new music video full of grit, determination and high-intensity workouts. 

The Wales Toney-directed video was shot at Nashville’s Music City Boxing and Vanderbilt University and showcases Langley in the opening scene sitting in a locker room. As she begins to mentally prepare for a round of hard-hitting training for her upcoming boxing match, she gets a bit distracted by hearing a news reporter call her an “underdog” on TV. Luckily, with a bit of motivation from her “coach” Koe Wetzel, she gets back to work and tries to push the harsh words out of her mind and stay focused on getting ready for her next big fight. 

Clips of the rising star training in the ring are interlaced with performance scenes of her and the multi-platinum Texas star Koe Wetzel as they take turns delivering the verses of the blazing single. 

Duet Comes To Life

Together, the country stars deliver the push-and-pull narrative that evolves from a toxic relationship. Wetzel and the Alabama-born country singer/songwriter take on the roles of a couple who discovers that no matter how hard they try “to kiss and apologize,” they can’t stay apart. In fact, it’s the heated arguments that continue to reignite the flame between them.  

“’That’s Why We Fight’ is about one of those relationships where fighting is the thing that keeps you together,” Langley said in a statement regarding the new song. “Your significant other is your favorite person to fight with. It adds a little spice and keeps things interesting. I wouldn’t recommend a relationship like this, but we’ve all had one. I’ve been a fan of Koe for a long time, and it was really cool he jammed on it.”

Between the exhilarating guitar riffs and unapologetic lyrics penned by Langley with Brett Tyler, David Garcia and Joybeth Taylor, there’s no stopping the rush that comes with hearing the striking melody behind the chorus.  
The pair sings, “That’s why we fight / Put lightening in the sky / Start smashing every bottle we keep bottled up inside / I take it out on you / Take it out on me too / Yeah we know some hell takes us to heaven every time / That’s why we fight.” 


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Since its release on Friday, April 21 via Columbia Records and Sony Music Nashville, “That’s Why We Fight” has already racked up over 16 million global streams to date and is currently in the Top 5 on Sirius XM’s The Highway Hot 30 Countdown.

In addition, the song appears on Langley’s recent debut EP Excuse The Mess. This project features eight tracks, including the rising star’s previously released “Country Boy’s Dream Girl,” as well as brand-new tunes such as “Make Me Wanna Smoke,” “Excuse the Mess,” “Could’ve Been Her,” and “Don’t We All.”


On Tour

Ella Langley has been showcasing her new music live on stage throughout the summer with a slew of festival dates. Next up, she will serve as support for most dates of Jon Pardi’s Mr. Saturday Night World Tour alongside Midland, Jackson Dean, and Randall King.

In announcing the news of this upcoming tour venture on social media, she wrote, “SO excited to announce that I’ll be joining @jonpardi on the Mr. Saturday Night WORLD TOUR!! 🤯 Can’t wait to rock the stage with these boys all the way from Belfast to Las Vegas. Four months, 33 cities, and lots of new tunes.”

This trek kicks off on August 25 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and will continue with stops in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Once they’re back in the U.S., they will visit cities in Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and more before the tour wraps up on November 4 in Billings, MT. 

Ella Langley is next slated to perform at Bulls Broncs & Bands in Monterey, TN on August 18. 

For a complete list of Ella Langley’s upcoming tour dates, click HERE

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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.