Fresh off their Vegas residency “Our Kind Of Vegas” seven-time Grammy-winning band Lady Antebellum released their new song, “What I’m Leaving For” off their upcoming album Ocean slated for release next month. The song is about leaving their family when they go on the road and how good it feels to come back home. As described in a press release, it’s a “universal message of making sacrifices for the people you love.”
This is reflected perfectly in the song, with imagery as vibrant as a memory-lane montage. Written by hit-makers Laura Veltz, Micah Rayan, and Sam Ellis, it’s as poignant as it is sweet and hopeful. “And it kills me that I gotta go/couldn’t do it if I didn’t know/That every time I’m walking out that door/You know what I’m leaving for”.
“I wore out the demo for this song,” recalled Dave Haywood in a recent press release. “I immediately related to it. It’s so hard stepping away from your family the way we do, and that song is such a great, beautiful way of articulating what we’re out here doing this for – our families, and those that we love us, too. This song is a beautiful picture of that push and pull of our journey.”
The music video, which was also released this past Friday (Oct 25) features home movies and personal photos from each of the band’s families, including images of all six of the kids. Watching Hilary, Dave and Charles interact with their children and their spouses in the accompanying visual brings the lyrics to life.
Every track off the band’s upcoming eighth studio album that has been released thus far is vulnerable and honest. Even on tracks that the trio didn’t write, the music is so honest to who Lady A is as a band. Out of the four singles released, this is a standout.
Their new album, Ocean, is out Friday, November 15th. Make sure to watch the CMAs, Wednesday, November 13th, to see if they take home the Vocal Group of the Year award.
“What I’m Leaving For” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here 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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