Young releases emotional single "Drowning"
Friday, June 14, 2019
– Following an emotionally-charged performance of "Drowning" during his Opry appearance last week, Chris Young has released the song today.
The grief-soaked song was penned in tribute to Adam, a close friend of Chris's who passed away several years ago.
"When I wrote this song with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, we each thought of someone that we lost way too soon. For me, it was one of my best friends, Adam. Missing you comes in waves and tonight I'm drowning. This one is for you, brother," said Young last night on social media.
Young performed the song at the Opry, but had to step away from the mic and let his band finish the song, while he cried.
The lyrics include:
"So tonight I'm gonna pull out pictures, ones with you in 'em
Laugh and cry a little while reminiscing
By myself, I can't help that all I think about is
How you were taken way too soon
It ain't the same here without you
I gotta say, missing you comes in waves
And tonight I'm drowning
"Drowning" will be included on his upcoming album, "Raised On Country," releasing later this year. "Raised On Country" (#12 Billboard/Mediabase) is Young's latest single.
Young resumes his tour tonight at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. and tomorrow at Hartford, Conn.'s Xfinity Theatre.
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