Morgan Wallen and ERNEST’s new song, “Flower Shops” is out now, December 31st, and available on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.
If you are a fan of ERNEST or Morgan Wallen, it is likely you have already heard the stripped-down, acoustic version of “Flower Shops”. The two first teased the highly anticipated track back in August. Since then, fans have been begging for the sad, heartbreak ballad to be officially released. To build even more anticipation, ERNEST joined Wallen on stage to perform it live together on tour. Written alongside Ben Burgress and Mark Holman, ERNEST shares the inspiration behind the song and plays a sample of it on his podcast, Just Being ERNEST.
This is a traditional country-sounding song that centers around a relationship on the ropes. The subject constantly finds himself at the florist buying everything. From violets to roses to daisies, it is a desperate attempt to win back his woman’s love. Steel guitar is beautifully sprinkled all over the track. ERNEST takes the first verse and chorus, while Wallen sings the darker, second verse. Wallen laments about heavy drinking and drugs after she took the dogs and moved back in with her mom. The song ends with the two harmonizing the final chorus.
“So mister I’ll take your roses, if you cut off the thorns; she can’t take no more // I’ll buy violets and daisies to get back my baby, it’s gonna take all you got // it’s a bad day for love, but a good day for flower shops”
Wallen and ERNEST have been good friends for a while now; ERNEST even co-wrote eleven tracks on Wallen’s 10 week-number one project Dangerous: The Double Album. ERNEST has already had a successful career as a songwriter but is looking for some of his own material to go on tour with as well. He has several singles out including “Cheers” and “American Rust,” and a nine-track project titled Locals Only released in 2019, but “Flower Shops” might be the song to put his name on the map as an entertainer.
The two performed the song together on the first night of Wallen’s The Dangerous Tour 2022 kick-off during a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Check out the performance below.
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