LISTEN: Colin Stough Drops Radio-Ready Single, ‘Makes Two of Us’

This new track explores the complicated feelings of previous partners contemplating getting back together.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 19, 2024


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Colin Stough; Photo by David Bradley

Colin Stough returns with “Makes Two of Us,” a song that details the complex feelings of past lovers contemplating a reunion. 

Stough Is A Co-Writer On The Song

Written by Stough with Alex Maxwell and Cole Taylor and produced by Alex Maxwell, the radio-ready tune opens with Stough questioning “Are you lonely tonight? Got some things on your mind?” 

He goes on to ask. “Are you missing what you say you didn’t want back? Are you wishing I was sitting where you’re at?”

Colin Stough - Makes Two of Us
Colin Stough – Makes Two of Us

In the chorus, the rising star admits that he is feeling the same way, but acknowledges that rekindling their relationship, even for one more night, may not be the best decision. 

“Baby, that makes two of us/ Going crazy, thinking maybe we could come back/ I know you said it was through with us/ But right now, it don’t sound that bad/ For you to open the door, turn down the lights/ Yeah, we’ve done it before, what’s one more time?/ If you’re wantin’ a mistake, one more heartbreak/ Baby, then that makes two of us,” the Mississippi native sings.  

This storyline is one many listeners can easily relate to as touches on love, longing and the urge to give in to give in to late night temptation.

Listen To “Makes To of Us”

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What Is The Song About?

“‘Makes Two of Us’ is about that after a breakup thing where you keep thinking about your ex. It’s those lonely moments when your brain kicks in and you start thinking about them, then you start debating on whether or not you should reach out just in case they’re thinking of you too,” Stough explains. “You find yourself wondering if they’re thinking of doing the same, even though you know that reaching out never gets you anywhere and is pretty much a horrible idea.”   

Sonically, “Makes Two of Us” feels a bit more polished than Stough’s previous releases. While it still incorporates his rock and country influences, “Makes To of Us” is much more radio-friendly and could quite possibly be his breakout radio hit. 

The release of “Makes To of Us” follows on the heels of Colin Stough’s debut EP Promiseland, which was released last fall. This project included six tracks and showcased the 19-year-old’s signature gritty vocals and country/rock stylings. He co-wrote five of the six songs and during a recent chat with Country Now, the singer/songwriter shared his hopes for the project. 

“There are some songs on there that have deeper meaning and stuff like that and really I just want my listeners to take a message from my music and kind of live with it. Something to kind of get them through their day or make them smile, that’s the only reason I do this stuff is because music helped me out in my dark times. So I just want to return the favor,” he explained. 

With more new music on the horizon, the American Idol alum has several dates on the books, with shows planned at festivals and fairs around the Southeast and Midwest.   

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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.