Sam Hunt returns to his roots — each lyrically and sonically — on his autobiographical new track, “Begin Nowhere.” Co-written by Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and Zach Crowell, the reflective observe tells the story of what a visit dwelling can do for a misplaced and weary soul.
“I am packin’ it up, movin’ alongside / Headed for dust the celebrities fell on / Heavenly pines, holier floor / You most likely ain’t ever heard of the city / Life caught up the best way that it does / Do not even know who I used to be / Earlier than my world bought so unsteady / Man, I am able to really feel all proper,” Hunt sings candidly within the opening verses, over gently picked acoustic guitar chords.
The tempo kicks up a notch within the refrain with brisk drumbeats and metal guitar traces as he professes, “Properly, I do not know however I have been informed / Moss do not develop on a rolling stone / Me, I wanna go the place the river rolls / And breathe in that outdated down dwelling feelin’ once more / ‘Trigger currently I have been / Spinnin’ my wheels out gone with the wind / After I must get again to who I’m / There ain’t however only one street there / Generally you gotta begin nowhere.”
The accompanying music video additionally takes viewers on a visit down reminiscence lane as they see a youthful Hunt ambling round carefree in his hometown of Cedartown, Ga. The dwelling footage contains scenes of the Georgia native fishing, biking, taking part in baseball, having fun with playgrounds and generally, simply goofing round.
“Whenever you develop up in a small city, you’re keen on the place you’re from, you might be the place you’re from, and also you reply the decision of journey while you flip 18 and take off out into the large huge world,” Hunt shares in a pensive Instagram post. “When you keep gone too lengthy with out coming dwelling, you may get slightly disconnected. Generally the one method to get your ft again on the bottom is to return dwelling the place you grew up.”
He provides, partly, “Earlier than you head off to varsity you cease by your native pawn store, purchase a guitar and begin writing songs about it. Just a few songs flip into extra songs and one way or the other by the grace of God these songs provide the alternative to journey the nation with among the greatest guys you understand having the time of your life. However you search for in the future and up is down and down is up. You understand you’ve been gone too lengthy and the one method to straighten your self again out is to return dwelling. That is what this track is about. Going dwelling.”
“Begin Nowhere” is the most recent launch from Hunt and follows his present Prime 25-and-rising nation radio single, “Water Under the Bridge.” Previous to that, the “Physique Like a Backroad” singer landed his ninth No. 1 track on the Billboard Nation Airplay chart with “23.” All three tracks are slated to seem on his upcoming as-yet-untitled third studio album, the follow-up to 2020’s Southside.
Followers first bought a glimpse of “Begin Nowhere” in Could of 2021, when Hunt posted an acoustic video on Instagram and wrote, “Generally You Gotta Begin Nowhere. Attempting out some new concepts on the blokes. We all know easy methods to fuel one another up.”