LISTEN: Carly Pearce Unveils Emotional New Song, ‘We Don’t Fight Anymore,’ Featuring Chris Stapleton
“Having Chris Stapleton join me on this song was a dream come true,” Pearce says.
Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann, Chris Stapleton; Photo by Becky Fluke
Carly Pearce steps into the next chapter of her musical journey with the release of “We Don’t Fight Anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton.
Available June 16 via Big Machine Records and officially impacting Country radio on June 20, the new single finds Pearce channeling the reality and complications of a relationship.
While the couple in the narrative longs for a way to reconnect, it appears that loneliness and a feeling of distance are what ultimately bring their story to a close. She explains that even though nothing has gone terribly awry between the pair, the relationship cannot survive on the lack of connection at play.
“This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship. The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent.” Pearce shared of the track on social media. “I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the ‘uncomfortable’ moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share.”
Pearce has always been one to let her heart guide her songwriting. In this case, her incredible ability to capture the disheartening yet mature emotions made for an exploration of honest lyrics and striking vocals.
“We don’t yell ’cause what the hell difference would it make?/ We don’t cuss and we don’t care enough to even hate/ We could tear up the house, we could burn the whole thing down/ But boy what for? ‘Cause we don’t even fight anymore,” Pearce and Stapleton sing on the chorus.
Co-written by the GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-Award winning singer-songwriter alongside frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Pete Good, the song is further elevated through Stapleton’s captivating talent as it intertwines with Pearce in a set of dreamy harmonies.
“Having Chris Stapleton join me on this song was a dream come true and he unlocked an element to the story that I didn’t even know it needed,” she added.
Due to the nature of the song’s storyline, Pearce made sure to shut down any rumors citing that the new tune is a result of her recent breakup with her boyfriend of two years, Riley King.
“There is absolutely not a correlation to what is going on in my life in the moment at all,” Pearce told People. “I want to clarify that I wrote ‘We Don’t Fight Anymore’ a year ago, when I was ridiculously in love.”
He continued, “Carly and I have parted ways and I wish her nothing but the best in both her career and personal life.”
“We Don’t Fight Anymore” marks Pearce’s debut as a co-producer as it was produced by McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Pearce.
Additionally, it serves as the first release since her critically-acclaimed third studio album 29: Written In Stone. Pearce recently announced that she is ready to close the chapter on this collection that evolved from her divorce with fellow country star, Michael Ray. This split came in 2020, less than a year after tying the knot.
“Obviously, I learned a lot sonically about where I want to continue to push myself into the rootsier side of my music,” she said in a statement to her label. “But I think more importantly, I just learned that fans, they just wanna hear what I’m going through and what my perspective is and how I see the world in that period of time in my life.”
Pearce continued, “I’m thankful that I don’t have to write about a divorce anymore. But this phase of my life, while it is very exciting and fulfilling and fun and upbeat, there are still struggles that come with that, and I think I’m just really excited.”
Since wrapping up her time on Blake Shelton’s Back To The Honky Tonk Tour, Pearce has continued to hit the road on headlining dates. Additionally, she has several festival appearances on the books for the year, including iHeart Country Festival, CMA Fest, Watershed Festival, and more.
Her next scheduled appearance is slated for April 21 at the turning stone resort casino in Verona, NY.
Click HERE to view a complete list of Carly Pearce’s upcoming tour dates.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.