Jessie James Decker and Billy Currington have joined forces for a brand new duet, “I Still Love You.”
Co-penned by hit songwriters Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Matt Dragstem, this romantic song illustrates the journey of two ex-lovers who find their way back to each other after realizing they were meant to be together.
Currington kicks off the first verse of the mid-tempo song before Decker joins in with her soaring vocals for the chorus as the relaxed drumbeats and delicate guitar licks glide under their harmonies.
“I hate that old front door I let you walk out of / Hate the California king where we made love / Hate the drink in this cup, hate the next one too / I hate that cracked screen phone, you’re not picking up / I hate the way midnight keeps kicking up memories / Like a maze I can’t get through / But I still love you / I still love you,” they sing in the breezy chorus.
Watch the “I Still Love You” Music Video
This release is paired with a beachy music video that drives the artists back to one another as they let their characters’ passions take the lead.
In announcing the song on social media, Decker revealed she and Currington are excited to finally be working together once again.
“We have been wanting to do this for so long and I can’t believe it’s finally here. I truly mean it in my heart when I say this is the best song/project I’ve ever put out and it’s been a long time coming. Thanks for always believing in me @bccoconutman ✨☀️ Y’all go check it out!,” she wrote in her caption.”
The last time these artists were in the studio together, it was to record the track “Good Night” for Currington’s 2015 album, Summer Forever. This project features several fan favorites including “Don’t It,” “Do I Make You Wanna,” “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem.”
“I Still Love You” marks Currington’s first music release since his 2021 album, Intuition. This full-length project followed his songs “Seaside” and “Details,” which dropped in 2020 and 2019. With the new song, he was also given an excuse to make his return to social media. The hitmaker resurfaced on Instagram for the first time since he unveiled his last record in 2021 to share the news of the recent release.
“Ohhhhh snap!!! He’s back on the gram baby!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️” Decker commented on his post that teased the collaboration with a photo of the two artists.
For Decker, this song follows the release of her previous track, “Grow Young With You,” and her 2021 EP, The Woman I’ve Become.
When she’s not in the studio or spending time with her husband, Eric Decker, and their three kids, the songstress is competing on the current season of Dancing with the Stars with her partner, Alan Bersten.
Decker previously took to social media to share her excitement over the announcement.
“Let’s do this!!!! So excited to be part of Dancing with the Stars season 31 m ahhhh I can’t stop smiling,” she wrote alongside a photo of her and Bersten.
Jessie James Decker’s journey on DWTS is currently being chronicled live on Disney+ on Mondays at 8pm ET. Other country artists who have previously competed on Dancing with the Stars include Jimmie Allen, Jana Kramer, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bobby Bones and Kellie Pickler.
While Currington has yet share any news of an upcoming tour, he does have a few dates on the books for 2023, beginning with a show in Ralston, NE on May 12. As for Decker, her next performance is set to take place in Orlando, FL on October 29.