Kane Brown Proves His Country Roots with Sorrow Filled New Track, ‘Whiskey Sour’
Kane Brown is serving up something strong with the release of his new song, “Whiskey Sour.” On Friday (Jan. 14),…
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Kane Brown is serving up something strong with the release of his new song, “Whiskey Sour.”
On Friday (Jan. 14), the award-winning country superstar gave fans another taste of what’s to come on his forthcoming new album with the release of the sorrow filled track.
Co-written by Josh Hoge alongside Jaxson Free and Adam Craig, the track tells the story of a man drowning out the pain of a difficult breakup. The couple was “two heartbeats away from wedding rings” and what they thought would be forever. Instead, he’s left alone drinking “whiskey sour / sitting bar side after hours / thinking how can I get over / if the love was never ours.”
The father of two made his debut as a co-producer on the track alongside Ilya Toshinskiy.
In addition to releasing the new song, Brown also shared a music video for the track, which features Runaway June’s Natalie Stovall on fiddle while Brown sings the somber tune.
While Brown didn’t have a hand in writing the track, he did share that he loves “getting to sing other people’s stories,” and his emotion-filled performance in the clip perfectly conveyed the song’s message.
With a fiddle-infused melody and relatable lyrics, “Whiskey Sour” showcases Brown’s country roots, while displaying an emotional side of Brown that fans have not yet seen.
Click above to watch Brown’s “Whiskey Sour” music video.
The song was first introduced to fans in December 2021, when he shared a clip of himself singing the breakup ballad in his kitchen of his Tennessee home.
“Whiskey Sour” follows Brown’s current Top 10 hit, “One Mississippi” and his multi-week No. 1, “Famous Friends” with Chris Young.
The track is set to appear on Brown’s yet-to-be announced album, which will follow his ACM-nominated EP, Mixtape Vol. 1. Mixtape Vol. 1 has gone on to earn several hit singles including “Cool Again,” “Worldwide Beautiful” “Worship You” and his Top 40 radio single, “Be Like That” featuring Khalid and Swae Lee.
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Previously, Brown shared that the new record will include “12-15 songs,” all brand-new tracks except for “Worship You.”
“I can’t give away too much yet on the new music but I def want to keep pushing myself and making music for my fans,” Brown told Music Mayhem. “I think it will surprise people, but it’s still me.”
Recently, Brown joined Kelleigh Bannen for the year-end episode of Today’s Country Radio on Apple Music Country, where he revealed that he decided to push back the album’s release date because he wanted to play around with different styles and make each song different from one another.
“I will say I pushed it back literally the other day. I think I am going to release songs hopefully once every other month leading up to it,” he shared. “None of them sound the same, which is another thing that I’ve been thinking about.”
Additionally, the “Worship You” singer is currently in the midst of his massive 35-date headlining ‘Blessed & Free Tour.’ The tour kicked off on October 1 in Sacramento and will visit all 29 NBA basketball arenas throughout 2022, marking the first country artist in history to headline every NBA basketball arena on a single tour.
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