Canadian-born and talented newcomer Tenille Townes released “I Kept the Roses” this week and continues to showcase her incredibly heart wrenching and empathetic songwriting ability. “I Kept the Roses”, written by Townes with Chris Gelbuda and Dustin Christensen has a vintage feel to it, telling the story of a relationship gone wrong, and the promising strength to find your way through losing the one you love.
“I Kept the Roses” exhibits a classic, subtle vibe conveying the message that no matter what we go through in life, and no matter how it shapes us, we can still find a way to be happy and be at peace with where we are. Townes optimistically sings in the chorus, “I kept the roses, right by my bed, and they sure make me lonely, but I’m smilin’ instead, cause you weren’t the one babe, but you were the closest, I let the rest of us go, but I kept the roses.”
Post break up lyrics include getting rid of many of the material things, but Townes explains the roses signify the meaning behind the breakup. She continues with lyrics, “I guess they remind me of how love can feel, sometimes it don’t work, doesn’t mean it ain’t real, we had something different, we had something great, oh but some things they just wilt away.”
In her own traditional optimistic take on a broken relationship, “I Kept the Roses” follows former releases “White Horse” and the bold “Somebody’s Daughter.” Townes has grown her fan base from Canada all the way down to the United States and beyond. Nashville’s newest voice has everyone anticipating her debut album that is set to be released in 2019. Townes is currently on the Burning Man Tour with Dierks Bentley and will be joining Miranda Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour later this year.
“I Kept the Roses” 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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