What’s the “dark horse” on the upcoming Lady Antebellum album Heartbreak?
The trio’s Dave Haywood points to “Hurt,” an emotional song the band had been familiar with for more than a year before recording it. They’re telling the song’s story and explaining their affection for it in a new video.
“There was a song Charles [Kelley] brought back up that we’d been pitched in the past,” Haywood recalls at the outset. “And I remember hearing it maybe a year ago.”
“We tried it a couple of different ways,” Charles Kelley adds. “At first I was singing the song and it just felt like it didn’t have quite as much vulnerability.”
That’s when Hillary Scott took the lead. “It’s very raw,” she admits. “It’s very emotional to sing for me.”
Producer Busbee took the reins from there, employing strings and other select instruments to draw out even more emotion. Watch below.
Ready to hear all of “Hurt?” You’re in luck. Listen to the song in its entirety below. Look for Lady Antebellum’s new album Heartbreak June 9.
In the meantime, catch the trio tonight (6/7) on the 2017 CMT Music Awards, where they’re up for Group Video of the Year. The show will also feature Lady A’s Charles Kelley with Darius Rucker and Jason Aldean in a tribute to the late Gregg Allman. Read more here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.