Country music’s next superstar duo, SixForty1, released their new song “Forget Those Heels” on Friday (July 3).
“Forget Those Heels” was written by the duo, comprised of Austin Gee and Brooks Hoffman, alongside Morgan Johnston and Kyle Schlienger. The love song embraces simplicity and gives fans a look into the more intimate side of the pop-country duo. The song is expected to appear on the duo’s much-anticipated EP, due out later this year.
“This song was a no brainer when considering songs for our EP. It taps into the intimate sides of our lives that we wanted to share with our fans,” says SixForty1.
The song is written from a guy’s point-of-view about his girlfriend, asking her to keep things simple by telling her that she can “forget those heels” as he thinks she looks good without all of the added glitz and glam.
“You can go and get your nails done / but that won’t change the hand I’m holdin’,” the duo sings. “I don’t need the fancy stuff / so before you go and get made up / forget those heels.”
To coincide with the release of the new song, the duo also released an acoustic take on the song via a live acoustic music video. The video was filmed by Wales Toney of Whale Tale Media in Franklin, Tennessee.
The song follows the release of their latest single “Somebody’s Gonna” which was released earlier in the year. These tracks follow SixForty1’s 2019 releases “Next Kiss,” “Plane Crazy” and the double A-Side single release of “Show You Around” and “I Get That.” And even though the duo has yet to release an album, they have already begun to create quite a buzz with their catchy choruses and anthemic sound.
SixForty1 (Brooks Hoffman and Austin Gee) originally formed when the two met at Murray State University, in Kentucky. Since then, the goal of the band has been to bring people together through their music, as does highway 641, the band’s namesake.
Since making the move to Nashville in 2018, the dynamic duo has quickly become one of the most sought after, emerging duos, with their unique songwriting chemistry and clever musical phrasing. The pair is en route to becoming the next chart-topping hitmakers.