Get ready for a musical trip to smash city!
Sam Hunt officially drops his new single “Body Like a Back Road” today exclusively on iHeartRadio.
The song is country fans’ latest taste of new music from the megastar’s forthcoming sophomore album, his first since 2014’s Montevallo.
Sam reveals “Body Like a Back Road” was born to show a lighter side of his new project.
“I’ve been writing songs over the past, I guess, year and a half, trying to conceptualize a new record, and it kinda started taking a heavy direction,” Sam says, “and I sat down at one point and was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna lighten this up a little bit, it needs a lighter flair,’ [“Body Like a Back Road”] sort of swings, and hopefully it’s easy to listen to and will put a smile on some folks’ faces.”
The arrival of “Body Like a Back Road” follows the New Year’s Eve surprise release of “Drinkin’ Too Much,” an emotional ditty that details his on-again, off-again relationship with Sam's now fiancée, Hannah Lee Fowler.
Fans can expect more surprise releases from Sam in the future.
“As quick as I can get them done, I’ll be shooting them out,” he says.
No official word on the release of a full album just yet. Sam kicks off his 2017 15 In A 30 Tour this summer.