Lindsay Ell is launching the “next chapter” of her career with “I Don’t Love You,” a breakup ballad that will have fans feeling all the feels.
Co-written by Adam Hambrick, Melissa Fuller and Neil Medley, the heartbreaking tune finds the singer sharing details about life after a breakup. The emotional lyrics find Ell explaining how she doesn’t want to do things she used to do “’cause they’re not as good without someone to share them with.”
And although she doesn’t love her ex anymore, she admits she still misses him “sometimes.”
Produced by Dan Huff, “I Don’t Love You” is painstakingly beautiful and is quite possibly Ell’s best vocal work to date.
Ell shared her excitement over the release of the song during a Facebook live on Monday morning (Nov. 11), telling fans that she was “so proud of this song” and that it is “something that is really close to my heart.”
“I Don’t Love You” is the lead single from Ell’s yet-to-be-announced sophomore album. Click below to listen.
The just-released song comes on the heels of Lindsay Ell’s first chart-topping single in the U.S. (she’s already hit No.1 in her native of Canada), “What Happens in a Small Town,” a duet with Brantley Gilbert. The song reached the top of the charts this week and Ell couldn’t help but get a bit emotional over the news.
“I really feel like a lot of times in life, you plan out things that you want to happen,” the singer/songwriter said. “You set goals, you dream of things that you want to happen in your life. And they never end up happening how you thought they were going to originally, but it’s in that process that you really, one, learn how to appreciate every moment and every step and it always ends up better than you imagine it. I mean, it’s different than you imagine it, but it always ends up better in some way.”
Ell is currently nominated for CMA Musical Event of the Year alongside Gilbert for “What Happens In A Small Town.” She’s also scheduled to perform during the live broadcast, airing Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.