Warren Zeiders’ ‘Pretty Little Poison’ Debuts As Most Added At Country Radio

“This is my favorite song that I’ve ever written,” the singer shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 11, 2023


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Warren Zeiders; Photo by Edgar Evan

Warren Zeiders is celebrating the success of his hit single, “Pretty Little Poison,” which debuted as “most added” at Country radio in its first week on the airwaves. 

The country newcomer took to social media to share the news through a heartfelt clip that showcased him standing in front of a packed-out crowd, taking it all in as they sang the catchy lyrics back to him at full volume. 

His caption read, “#1 most added song on country radio 📻 today!!!! Bc of y’all!!! I love you guys so much 🫶🏼🌹”

Warren Zeiders; Photo by David McClister
Warren Zeiders; Photo by David McClister

Throughout the video, he credited all his fans for falling in love with this song and getting it to the top spot among the newest songs at country radio. 

“Bout to be a crazy year 👀 y’all keep getting louder and LOUDER 🤯,” Zeiders added in the comment section. 

Jared Keim, Ryan Beaver and Zeiders serve as co-writers on the scorching tune. Throughout the lyrics, Warren Zeiders finds himself pushing past all the warning signs for the sake of love with the person he dubs his “Pretty Little Poison.” His smokey vocals and electrifying guitar riffs stand on top of the stripped-down track as it unravels a battle between thinking with his head or letting his heart take the lead.

“She’s my pretty little poison / My heartache in the night / With a kiss on her lips just like cyanide / Yeah, she came with a warning/ But I didn’t mind / I’ll go out on that high every time / She’s my pretty little poison / My pretty little poison,” he sings on the chorus.

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“This is my favorite song that I’ve ever written,” Zeiders shared in a press release. “Like a moth to a flame, this song is about being led into temptation between love and toxicity. Choosing something or someone that we ultimately know will hurt us in the end.”

“Pretty Little Poison” has proved to be a soaring fan favorite among the country singer’s fanbase as it’s racked up more than 47M streams to date. On August 18, the song will appear as the lead single and title track to Zeider’s debut album. 

The project features 14 tracks including “Tell Me Like It Is,” “Coming Down High,” “Inside Your Head,” and his previous single, “West Texas Weather.” Four of the songs were produced by Bart Butler & Ryan Gore and the other 10 were produced by Ross Copperman.

“A lot of this album is about a girl, and a lot of it is about me,” Zeiders previously shared via press release. “I’m paying tribute to that classic country sound, but I’m keeping things modern, too. At the end of the day, I’m just putting my heart on my sleeve and putting myself onstage.”

He continued, “Faith, family and athletics were the three pillars of my life, long before I started playing music. I haven’t forgotten that. I’m always learning new things — if you stop doing that, you stop growing — but I’m staying true to who I am, too. This album is my story. It’s who I am. It’s who I’ve always been. I may not be playing lacrosse anymore, but I haven’t lost the discipline or focus that I learned as an athlete. I still put in the work. I still push myself. I go onstage and treat it like it’s a game day.”

Listeners will get the final preview of the album with Zeiders newest song, “Painkiller,” out Friday, June 14 via Warner Music Nashville. 

Warren Zeiders has been spending the last few months on the road, selling out shows on his biggest headline run to date. He recently announced the extension of the Pretty Little Poison tour, which will now pick up again in the fall with special guest, A Thousand Horses.

The trek launches September 15 in Buffalo, NY, and will make stops in cities such as New Orleans, LA, Charlotte, NC, St. Louis, MO, and more before wrapping up on November 11 in Philadelphia, PA.

His next performance is slated for July 13 in Arnold’s Park, IA.

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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.