Charles Kelley is letting followers into his journey to sobriety. The Lady A singer shared a susceptible track he wrote referred to as “As Far as You Might,” which he says is his “goodbye letter to alcohol.”
“This track is my goodbye letter to alcohol,” he writes on social media alongside a 3-minute and 50-second audio file.
“I wrote ‘As Far as You Might’ with my bandmate Dave and the proficient Jimmy Robbins and that is the demo. This track was very therapeutic to put in writing and I hope it could possibly meet somebody the place they’re.”
The track — set to a easy piano — finds Kelley talking on to the bottle as he recounts all of the moments he felt he wanted alcohol. He shares that he felt he wanted a buzz to be able to placed on a superb present or impress the lady who would turn out to be his spouse. Kelley additionally confesses that what began out as a pleasant relationship with the substance changed into one thing else fully.
“Trigger you took me excessive / however you certain as hell introduced me down / you mentioned goodbye … However I’m gonna see you round / and to inform the reality / I believed I by no means would / however it’s time I lastly put you down for good / trigger you’ve taken me so far as you could possibly,” he sings within the refrain.
The ultimate verse is certainly one of triumph. Kelley closes out the track admitting he by no means thought he may conquer his habit, however he is the one standing victorious on this battle.
“You’re part of my story / good occasions I received’t overlook / I can say I’m glad you’re gone / however can’t say I want we by no means met / trigger you took me excessive / however you certain as hell introduced me down / You place up a superb struggle / however seems who’s standing now / oh to inform the reality I believed I by no means would / But it surely’s time I lastly put you down for good / Needed to nearly lose all of it earlier than I understood / that you just’ve taken me as far you could possibly,” he sings.
A number of nation artists chimed in within the feedback: Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney, Cole Swindell and others shared their assist.
Kelley’s battle with alcohol turned public this 12 months when Woman A introduced they might be suspending their Request Line Tour to assist his sobriety.
“We’re a band, however extra importantly … we’re household,” the band shared in a note. “We’re proud to say that Charles has launched into a journey to sobriety. So, proper now to be able to be the healthiest, strongest and most artistic band we might be, Woman A will take the time with the assist of our households and staff of execs to stroll via this collectively.”
Most just lately, Woman A have been available as presenters on the 2022 CMA Awards. They have been additionally nominated for Vocal Group of the 12 months, which was in the end awarded to Previous Dominion. They’ve but to announce particular dates for the rescheduled Request Line Tour, however it’s anticipated to occur in 2023.