After teasing fans with live performances and cryptic posts for weeks, ERNEST has officially confirmed the long-awaited duet with his longtime friend, collaborator and labelmate, Morgan Wallen.
The 2022 Music Mayhem Artist To Watch revealed the exciting news on Friday (Dec. 10) via social media, sharing that “Flower Shops” will indeed be a duet with Wallen. The track will be released later this month to ring in the New Year and is available for preorder and pre-save now HERE.
“NOW u know…. 12.31.21 …. let’s bring in the new year with some flowers….🌹 pre save available now… be the first ❤️,” ERNEST captioned a teaser clip.
Listen to a snippet of the new song below.
In late July 2021, during Whiskey Jam’s massive ten-year anniversary celebration at The Ryman Auditorium, ERNEST gave the debut performance of “Flower Shop.” The song earned immediate approval from fans, who begged for the song’s release.
On August 9, during Wallen’s surprise performance at Losers Bar and Grill’s 15th Birthday Bash, he announced that he would be joining ERNEST on “Flower Shops” and he performed the song live.
“Y’all cool if I sing you a new song that I’m going to do with my buddy Ernest?” Wallen asked the beyond capacity crowd.
“Well, y’all kind of knew this already, but I love singing sad songs,” he continued. “It doesn’t matter if I’m the happiest person in the world, I just love riding around listening to sad songs. That’s what I’m going to sing tonight. This is a new one, I don’t know if y’all heard this or not but me and Ernest are doing this together, it’s called ‘Flower Shops.’”
Ahead of Wallen’s Whiskey Jam performance, the pair shared a clip on Instagram singing the highly-anticipated track’s chorus in a dimly lit room.
“I’ll take all your roses / if you cut off the thorns / can’t take no more / how ’bout violets and daises to hide all the crazy / it’s going to take all you got / it’s a bad day for love / but a good day for flower shops,” ERNEST and Wallen sing the clip.
Wallen and ERNEST have been teasing the new duet for quite some time and have been performing the tune during their live shows together this year.
“Flower Shops” drops on December 31, 2021, and is available for preorder now HERE.