Lindsay Ell Readies Searing New Breakup Ballad, ‘I Don’t Love You’ [LISTEN]
Lindsay Ell's newest song is almost here, and it's a tearjerker! The singer has been debuting her new breakup ballad, "I Don't Love You," during recent live sets, and the song is set to head to country radio on Dec. 9.
Written by Adam Hambrick, Melissa Fuller and Neil Medley, "I Don't Love You" takes fans into the excruciating details of a breakup that continues to pop up in a person's life even after the initial heartbreak fades. "I don't open up a bottle with my dinner 'cause I know that it's just gonna sit / Out on the counter and go bad / Just like the leftovers you'd have said to leave at the restaurant," Ell sings in the song's first verse.
"I Don't Love You" follows "What Happens in a Small Town," Ell's chart-topping duet singer with Brantley Gilbert. The new song also marks the singer's first foray into a new chapter of music, which will culminate in the release of an as-yet-unnamed new studio album.
While she hasn't shared much of the new music, Ell has said that her next project will be her most vulnerable, honest one to date. "On this record, I'm telling basically the story of everything that's happened in my life in the last couple years," she explained in August of 2019. "Like getting out of a very public relationship and going through being miserable and heartbroken, to getting through to the other side of that tunnel and feeling like myself again -- learning to be single and learning who I am again."
Even "What Happens in a Small Town" tells a vulnerable, personal story -- although that song was inspired by an experience in Gilbert's life. Ell and Gilbert are nominated for that team-up in the category of Musical Event of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards, which will take place on Wednesday (Nov. 13).
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