Lindsay Ell Shines With Confident New Single, ‘Want Me Back’

“Want Me Back” is Lindsay Ell at her best.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 26, 2020

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Lindsay Ell; Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Just hours after announcing the upcoming release of her sophomore album, Lindsay Ell debuted her brand new single, “Want Me Back.” The song showcases Ell’s growth as a songwriter and vocalist and exudes confidence, further proving Ell as of country music’s soon-to-be superstars.

On her new album, Ell explores the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. This song comes as part of the anger portion of Heart Theory, and finds Ell sending a powerful message to her ex.

“If I were you, I’d miss my kiss/I’d miss me keeping you up all night/ If I were you, I know that losing me/ Would make me lose my mind You ain’t gonna find nobody like me/ I’m the best you ever had and I’m always gonna be/ So if I were you if I were you/ I’d want me back too,” she sings on the chorus.

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“Want Me Back” was co-written by Ell alongside country superstar Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes.

“I got to write with Kane Brown on this album,” Ell shared during a recent media event with Country Now and other outlets. “Kane and I have also just been friends through the industry, but he is a great songwriter in his own right. We’ve always talked about writing something and collaborating and we finally got our schedules to line up to do that.”

“Want Me Back” will be featured on the rising star’s forthcoming sophomore album, Heart Theory, which will be released on August 14. The album will be the follow-up to her 2017 album, The Project. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.