Ella Langley Unveils A Toxic Love Story In New Song, ‘That’s Why We Fight’ With Koe Wetzel

“I’ve been a fan of Koe for a long time, and it was really cool he jammed on it,” Langley says of the collab.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 21, 2023

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Koe Wetzel, Ella Langley; Photo Provided

Alabama-born country singer and songwriter Ella Langley has teamed up with multi-platinum Texas star Koe Wetzel on her blazing new single, “That’s Why We Fight.”

Langley tackles the opening verse before Wetzel joins her in illustrating the effects of the toxic relationship at hand. The push-and-pull narrative finds the artists telling both their sides of the story before coming to an agreement that no matter how hard they try “to kiss and apologize,” it’s the heated arguments that keep the flame going. 

“’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.  
Together, they sing, “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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“That’s Why We Fight,” out Friday, April 21 via Columbia Records and Sony Music Nashville reveals a look into her anxiously awaited debut EP Excuse The Mess on May 19. This forthcoming project features eight tracks, including Ella Langley’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 In 2023

Koe Wetzel recently announced newly added fall dates to his Road to Hell Paso North American headline tour. Presented by Monster Energy and Raising Cane’s, the 22-date run kicks off July 28 in Idaho Falls, ID with stops in Baton Rouge, Indianapolis, San Antonio, and more. The tour will conclude with shows in Lubbock and El Paso, TX. Additionally, Koe has added a performance in Sioux Falls, SD on June 29.

In addition to his ‘Road to Hell Paso’ dates, Koe will support Eric Church this July and appear at various festivals including a headline slot at the inaugural Georgia Country Music Fest this Labor Day Weekend in Marietta, GA.

Ella Langley also has a slew of performances in store for the year including an appearance at CMA Fest in Nashville, during which she will grace the Chevy Vibes Stage on Sunday, June 11. Later this summer, she will also 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 touring 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 is set to kick off on August 25 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and 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. 

Her next performance on the books takes place in Township, OH on April 28. 

For a complete list of Ella Langley’s 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.