Lady Antebellum Releasing New Single 'Bartender'
Titled "Bartender," the single is an uptempo number, but one with a heavy message, about a woman wiping out the pain of a recent breakup with a night on the town dancing and drinking "'Til I don't remember." Subject-wise it touches on a familiar trope in country music (see Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" or Webb Pierce's "There Stands the Glass"), but Lady A has turned that scenario into an energized single that's polished and focused on a crowd aiming to party.
"I think it's always cool when you can capture what feels like a fun track where the lyrics are a little darker," Kelley told the Nashville Tennessean. "You really listen to the lyrics. It's definitely a head-bobber, but then you kind of listen and you're like, 'Man, this girl is talking about literally drinking the pain away.' I think those songs are cool when you can have that juxtaposition."
Written by Haywood, Kelley, Scott and Rodney Clawson, it's also a song about empowerment and, as Scott describes it, "taking the reins" in the wake of a bad breakup. "Hey bartender pour 'em hot tonight," Scott sings, "'Til the party and music and the truth collide/Bring it 'til his memory fades away." more on this story
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