Lady A and Thomas Rhett pay tribute to iconic musical artists in their just-released collab “Heroes.”
The piano-driven ballad references iconic songs such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton “Islands In The Stream,” Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”
The moving lyrics recognize that while some of the artists may be gone, they won’t soon be forgotten.
“All of my heroes are dying/ Lord, may they rest in peace/ Oh, so here’s to the songs that will always live on/ From now until eternity,” they sing on the chorus.
“Heroes” was co-written by Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure and Joe London. The song is featured on Lady A’s just-released OCEAN DELUXE EDITION, which features six additional tracks.
“It’s crazy to think this album is only turning a year old because it has already been part of so many moments for us as a band,” Lady A‘s Hillary Scott shared when the deluxe album was announced. “We wanted to share our appreciation with our fans with a couple of never released tracks we thought they might like and put a spin on some others that have been fun to play around with during quarantine.”
Click above to listen to “Heroes.”