Ella Langley And Riley Green Capture The Magic Of A Barroom Romance In New Song, ‘You Look Like You Love Me’

This marks the fourth song released as a preview of Langley’s forthcoming debut album.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 21, 2024


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Riley Green, Ella Langley; Photo Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

Ella Langley heard her fans’ pleas and has finally dropped her new single, “you look like you love me” featuring her tourmate Riley Green. 

A brief teaser of the tune has been circulating social media and gaining more and more attraction from fans each day. With the official release, listeners get to hear the entire love story unfold between the characters portrayed by Langley and Green. 

Ella Langley, Riley Green; you look like you love me
Ella Langley, Riley Green; you look like you love me

A set of laid-back instrumentals set the tone before Langley leans into the nostalgic country sound with her twangy vocals in the form of spoken words. She begins recounting a memorable night in a bar at 22 years old when she encountered a cowboy who caught her attention with his moves that were “like nothin’ I’d ever seen before.”

She exudes confidence as she illustrates walking up to the man, handing him a beer, and using her clever whit to capture his attention. 

Langley continues her story, “I walked right up/ And I pulled him to the side/ I handed that man a beer/ Looked him in the eyes/ And I said, ‘Baby, I think you’re gonna wanna hear this.’ Then I told him…”

She then breaks into song on the chorus, offering a detailed look into the events that unfolded next.  “Excuse me, you look like you love me/ You look like you want me to want you to come on home/ Baby, I don’t blame you/ For looking me up and down across this room/ I’m drunk and I’m ready to leave/ And you look like you love me.”

Next, Green makes his first appearance to tell his side of the story. His deep vocals are enough to make listeners swoon, but his choice of words is the cherry on top as they depict the type of old-school country love story that so many cowboys and cowgirls dream about. 

“Well I was down at the local beer joint/ With a few of the guys/ When this cute little country girl caught my eye/ And boy let me tell you, she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen in a pair of boots/ Well she walked right up to me/ Handed me a beer/ Gave me a look like, ‘let’s get out of here’/ That’s when I realized that she was every cowboy’s dream come true,” Green says.

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The pair of artists proceed to tackle the next chorus together, letting their diverse vocal ranges blend effortlessly.

This release comes shortly after Langley and Green wrapped up their recent time on the road together where the “That’s Why We Fight” singer served as support for 36 shows on his Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour.

For their last stop on the tour, the artists had a special surprise in store for fans. They came together to deliver the first-ever live performance of the song among the stunning views of the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. The accompanying visualizer also released today, June 21, captures Langley and Green performing the song at their soundcheck prior to the final show on June 1. 

“you look like you love me” marks the fourth release from Langley’s forthcoming debut album hungoverwhich is set to be released on August 2. The three other previously released tracks include “paint the town blue,” “nicotine,” and most recently, the title track.

In support of the album, Ella Langley will embark on a just-announced headline tour kicking off in St. Louis, MO on August 15. She will hit cities such as Chicago, Birmingham, Lexington, Nashville and more before bringing the run to a close in Helotes, TX on November 8. 

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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.