Friday, October 15, 2021
– Drake White is out today with two new songs - "Power of a Woman" and "Giants."
"Power of a Woman" finds White running down a list of his favorite qualities present in the most important woman in his life, including her "mean game of poker," ability to "change a tire, build a fire" and love for tequila and Jesus. The slow-rolling track was written by White with Lindsey Hinkle and Kelli Johnson.
"I wouldn't be the man I am without the strong women in my life," White said. "I wrote 'Power of a Woman' with Kelli Johnson and Lindsey Hinkle about my wife and all the other ladies out there keeping this world spinning. There are some badass women out there that are tough as nails, and this is just a soulful homage to their strength and tenacity."
"Giants" is a message of resilience. Penned by White, Phil O'Donnell and Allison Veltz Cruz, the anthemic contains words of encouragement over a soaring background.
"With the challenges of the last two years, 'Giants' was a God send that was flown to Allison Veltz Cruz, Phil O'Donnell and I," White said. "These co-writers are spiritual powerhouses and two of my dearest friends. They helped me through my stroke and the pandemic with their encouragement and willingness to write the truth with me. We've been through some crazy stuff the last two years, and this is a battle cry turning us from underdogs to lions."
Both tracks were co-produced by White with The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston and engineered by Aaron Chmielewski. "Power of a Woman" and "Giants" follow White's songs "Hurts the Healing" and "Angel Side of You," released earlier this year.
White collapsed on stage in August 2019 due to a hemorrhagic stroke, the result of arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a brain condition White had been diagnosed with early that year. He underwent multiple procedures and months of intensive physiotherapy and has been able to regain the use of his left side.
White has since returned to the stage and is currently on the road on his headline The Optimystic Tour with his band, The Big Fire. The tour continues through Nov. 20 with special guests Ben Chapman, Josh Kiser and Kasey Tyndall.