Cole Swindell is back with a brand-new song called “Drinkaby,” and it’s the perfect anthem for anyone looking to drink their cares away after a breakup.
The song, written by a mixture of renowned songwriters and country music artists, including Jon Pardi, Jordan Schmidt, HARDY, and Hunter Phelps, taps into the emotions of those who wish to forget an ex by spending a wild night out on the town and losing one’s inhibitions.
“She left a note, so I started drinkin’ / Bartender, pour anything you want on ice,” Swindell begins with full intention to drown his sorrows in whatever surprise drink the bartender comes up with.
“Jack, Jim, ‘quila lime, apple pie, this is my / Gettin’-over-her-’til-I’m-passed-out drinkaby,” the multi-Platinum selling superstar then sings over a hard-to-miss and intoxicating syncopated rhythm.
And while the tune is all about the pain and suffering from a broken heart, “Drinkaby” is far from a slow country ballad. Instead, the track, which is set to impact radio on Monday, (Jan. 30), offers up an uptempo melody with high-energy electric guitars and a pulsing drum beat that’s fit for raising a glass during major concerts and large parties.
“Bye, my baby’s long gone / Sadder than a steel in a country song / Raise your glasses to the rafters and help me sing along tonight / To my drinkaby, yeah / My drinkaby,” Swindell belts out, showing off his signature country vocals throughout the catchy sing-along chorus.
“‘Drinkaby,’ from the first time I heard it I pictured it being a huge show opener,” Swindell shared of his latest track in a press release. “The guitar lick in the intro just grabs you and doesn’t let you go. I’m not sure if there is such a thing as a fun breakup song, but that’s kind of what this is. Glad it’s finally out and can’t wait to get out there and play it live.”
“Drinkaby” is one of three new songs featured on Swindell’s upcoming deluxe album, Stereotype Broken. The track follows on the heels of three of Swindell’s Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 singles, included on his fourth album, Stereotype. They include “Never Say Never” featuring Lainey Wilson, “Single Saturday Night,” and, most recently, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which held a spot in the Top 5 for 23 consecutive weeks.
“My 4th studio album has done so much for us this past year,” Swindell celebrated the success of his fourth studio album in a post on Instagram.
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“I felt we had a few more songs that deserved to be part of the project and I can’t wait for y’all to hear them,” he added, announcing the expanded project.
Fans will hear Swindell’s new songs this summer when he joins fellow country star Thomas Rhett on the road as part of his Home Team Tour 23. That trek, which will follow Swindell’s headlining 2022 tours, Down To The Bar Tour and Back Down To The Bar Tour, kicks off on May 4 in Des Moines, IA.
Stereotype Broken drops on April 28 and is available for preorder now.