It’s no secret that songwriter extraordinaire, HARDY is a rising act that NYCountry Swag has supported over the past few years. Cowriting four number one hits including “God’s Country” and “Up Down” and with songs of his own like “Rednecker” and “Signed Sober You”, HARDY has solidified his place in the country music genre as both a sought after songwriter for outside artists as well as curating a persona and artist career of his own.
Today (5/1) HARDY shows his lyrical prowess and ability to rock harder than most with “Boots”. Maintaining the country genre’s signature story song layout, “Boots” is dripping in angst and doused in rock n roll, a side of HARDY that is a staple during his live shows.
The electric guitar resonates while HARDY admits to knowing a relationship was over when he went out and got wasted the night before, wearing his boots to bed. He passionately digs in singing: “I woke up in my boots this morning / fell asleep in my boots last night / had a feeling that I’d run out of warnings, girl I couldn’t have been more right”.
As the story builds out the truth is revealed layer by layer, the internal anger expressed through the chorus, knowing the relationship could have been different, if only…“And I knew I wouldn’t have to take the time putting them back on when I’m sober / yeah I knew you’d be pissed off, over me and I’d just be hungover / Girl, I knew I’d open my eyes in a house fit for a dog / Knew I’d need ’em come the daylight so I didn’t even take ’em off”
Written by HARDY along with David Garcia and Hillary Lindsey “Boots” is a grungey breakup anthem for anyone who has given up and given in to the reality of a dissolution of a relationship. This is the first offering from the award winning songwriter since his genius collaboration album Hixtape Vol. 1 and as his radio single “One Beer” continues to climb the charts we look forward to even more new music soon.
Don’t miss our Swag Session with HARDY from last year below.
“Boots” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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