Hardy and Lainey Wilson have formally joined the checklist of nation stars with homicide ballads of their catalog — a listing that features Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks and the Chicks.
On Friday (Aug. 26), the singers are sharing their model new collaboration, a homicide ballad titled “Wait within the Truck.”
Hardy co-wrote the music with Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt and Renee Blair, and it options compelling storytelling that paints powerfully vivid pictures of dramatic and chill-inducing scenes of violence, confrontation and an eventual demise. It opens with a plain-spoken recount of how the protagonist — portrayed by Hardy — crossed paths with a lady he didn’t know one fateful day.
“I bought rotated in some little city / I’d by no means been to earlier than / Working my method via a center of June / Midnight thunderstorm / There was one thing within the headlights / That stopped me on a dime / Properly she was scared to loss of life / So I stated climb in and in she climbed,” Hardy narrates together with his signature raspy vocals.
Because the story unfolds within the second verse, listeners understand that the trepidation-filled girl was totally battered and abused, with blood splattered throughout her barely torn-up shirt. The livid protagonist, although shocked, spares her the bombardment of questions and chooses to take issues into his personal arms.
“Properly she was bruised and broke from head to toe / With a tear in her blood-stained shirt / She didn’t inform the entire fact / However she didn’t must I knew what had occurred to her / I didn’t load her down with questions / That lady had been via sufficient / I simply threw it in drive / Seemed in these eyes / And requested her the place he was,” Hardy continues because the tempo builds up.
Wilson, who assumes the position of the abused girl, then joins Hardy on the refrain.
“I don’t know if he’s an angel / ‘Trigger angels don’t do what he did / He was hell-bent to search out the person behind / All of the whiskey scars I hid / I by no means thought my day of justice / Would come from a decide below his seat / However I knew proper then I’d by no means get hit once more when he stated to me / Wait within the truck / Simply wait within the truck,” she remembers.
Because the music progresses, the destiny of Wilson’s tyrant ex-lover and knight in shining armor are revealed, as the singers plead, “Have mercy on me / Lord Have mercy on me / Have mercy on me Lord,” within the gospel choir-assisted chorus.
“Wait within the Truck” is the newest music launch from Hardy. It follows “Bought Out,” which dropped earlier in 2022, in addition to 2021’s Hixtape Vol. 2, which included collaborations with Dierks Bentley, Matt Stell, Ernest, Rhett Akins and extra. His debut studio album, A Rock, dropped in 2020 and featured the singles “One Beer” with Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, and “Give Heaven Some Hell.”
Wilson just lately introduced the Oct. 8 arrival of her brand-new album, Bell Backside Nation. The LP was previewed with its lead single “Coronary heart Like a Truck,” which is at the moment climbing up the nation radio charts. Wilson, finest identified for her No. 1 hit “Issues a Man Oughta Know,” dropped her acclaimed album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ in 2021.
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