Hear Sam Hunt’s New Track, ‘Sinning With You’

Sam Hunt dropped his much-anticipated new track, “Sinning With You,” on Friday (Jan. 3) and while it may seem like…


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January 3, 2020


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Sam Hunt dropped his much-anticipated new track, “Sinning With You,” on Friday (Jan. 3) and while it may seem like a love song at first listen, the message actually goes much deeper than that.

The song was inspired by Hunt’s Cedarville, Georgia upbringing and in a way, it’s the opposite side of the story of his latest single, “Kinfolks.”

“‘Kinfolks’ talks about my hometown and growing up in the South in a lighthearted way,” the superstar recently shared with ABC Radio. “And ‘Sinning with You’…it’s kind of a commentary on growing up in the South, some of the heavier side of that journey, the crossroads you kind of come to as you’re growing up and trying to figure out what some of the traditions that you grew up in [mean], and what faith really means to you and just where the truth lies.”

“I guess just searching for truth as a young person growing up in a crazy world,” he added. “But it still reflects that. It still goes back to my hometown…the theme in that song.”

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Lyrically, the song tells the story of two lovers who, on paper, aren’t exactly right for each other.

“Raised in the first pew, praises for Yeshua/ Case of a small town repression/ Your body was baptized, so disenfranchised/ I was your favorite confession,” Hunt sings in the first verse, his raw vocals backed by an acoustic guitar.

Sonically, “Sinning With You” is a bit more stripped down than some of Hunt’s previous releases. Its minimal production allows Hunt’s smooth vocals to shine.

“Kinfolks” and “Sinning With You” are slated to appear on Hunt‘s highly anticipated sophomore album, which has yet to be announced. The project is the follow-up to his 2014 release, Montevallo.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.