Sam Hunt digs into heartbreak in his new track, “Outskirts,” even if he hasn’t had an excessive amount of private expertise to attract from with the subject in latest months. Although the singer and his spouse, Hannah Lee Fowler, have had their fair share of public ups and downs over time, they reconciled surrounding the spring 2022 birth of their daughter Lucy, and since then, the household of three have loved a comparatively personal — and from the seems of issues, peaceable — life collectively, with Hunt solely sharing brief glimpses into their day-to-day.
Whereas home bliss is an effective factor for Hunt’s private life, he admits it poses some inventive challenges. Chatting with Kelleigh Bannen in an look on Today’s Country Radio on Apple Music, the singer explains that it is simpler for him to put in writing music about life’s lows than about its highs.
“If I used to be content material and pleased and all’s going nicely, I am not essentially impressed to seize a guitar and write a track,” he displays. “In order that was difficult for a short while.”
As an alternative, “Outskirts” imagines the street not traveled, posing the query of what may need occurred had Hunt and Fowler by no means reconnected, or in the event that they’d adopted by way of on the divorce Fowler filed throughout her being pregnant.
“I am fairly impartial. I am good with being by myself. If I did not really feel like I had met the individual for me to spend my life with and that God had a plan for myself and her, I’d’ve simply continued on solo,” he goes on to say. “I just about wrote from the attitude of the opposite man.”
The track’s lyrics inform the story of a single man who tries onerous to maintain busy within the metropolis, in hopes of conserving his thoughts off the connection he misplaced. However every time he is on the outskirts of city, he can not help however reminisce in regards to the lady he liked, and the place they is perhaps at present if the connection hadn’t ended. In a single line, he imagines them planning so as to add an addition to their home, watching the development get begin “while you are shootin’ all my child names down.”
That final line got here from a real-life argument between him and his spouse whereas she was pregnant with their daughter, Hunt says.
“That was a line that undoubtedly got here from my expertise having a toddler between after we began the track and after we put it out,” he acknowledges. “All my names have been shot down fairly shortly. It become this rivalry. I assumed, ‘Are you simply lifeless set in opposition to me developing with this title?'”
“Outskirts” lends its title to Hunt’s subsequent headlining tour, the Summer time on the Outskirts Tour, which kicks off in July. Brett Young and Lily Rose will be a part of Hunt on the invoice.
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