Lindsay Ell celebrated the recent release of her sophomore album, Heart Theory, with a performance on NBC’s TODAY show.
The rising star performed her latest single, “Want Me Back,” from the stage of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, offering up a confident rendition of the breakup song.
Ell co-wrote “Want Me Back” alongside country superstar Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. The song is featured on 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.
Heart Theory marks Ell’s first original studio album in three years and explores the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance.
“If theory is the science of music, heart theory is the science of a heart,” Ell previously shared of the record. “I hope this roadmap can be a comfort if you need it, reassurance when you need to remember to believe in yourself or maybe just a glimpse into a memory that’s made you who you are.”
The singer/songwriter kicked off her recent album release day with a 24-hour global livestream on Instagram. Ell performed several tracks from the album, welcomed special guests and shared stories behind the songs during the 24-hour digital event.
Click above to watch Ell’s performance of “Want Me Back.”