Scotty McCreery is preparing to release a brand new song!
Ahead of its Friday (July 16) release, the country superstar shared a 16-second teaser clip of his forthcoming new song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” on Tuesday (July 13). The “You Time” singer shared the song snippet on his Instagram.
“Alright, couldn’t wait anymore..” McCreery captioned the clip. “Fired up to release my brand new song “Why You Gotta Be Like That” on FRIDAY! Check out the link in my bio to pre save🙌🏼”
“Got a party at eight, seven fifty three, keys in my hand / somewhere to be / and you come strolling down the stairs / you got that up to something look on your face / looks like we’re going to be fashionably late,” McCreery sings in the teaser clip.
You can pre-save the new song, “Why You Gotta Be Like That,” HERE.
“Why You Gotta Be Like That” follows his latest single “You Time,” both songs are expected to appear on McCreery’s yet-to-be announced, currently untitled new album.
The new track drops on Friday, July 16.
On the upcoming album, fans can expect to find the North Carolina native leaning into his country roots with storyteller lyrics that focus on topics of life, love, and the current state of the world coupled with the traditional sounds of fiddle and pedal steel.
“I definitely think this is a little more, like I said earlier, back to my roots kind of country,” McCreery told us of the new album. “There’s going to be plenty of pedal steel on it, there’s gonna be some fiddle on it. They’re story-telling songs, which I think is what I do best. Everybody has their thing. For me, I think it’s telling stories, so I’m gonna be singing about my wife, I’m gonna be singing about life, the country life, the state of the world right now in a couple songs, so, you know, it’s just a very real album, I think.”
The country crooner, who spent a good portion of lockdown laying down tracks for the upcoming project, previously told us that he is now in the process of whittling those tracks down from 23 to 11 or 12 for the record.
“I’m still kind of looking through the songs and just trying to get my theme together and seeing if there’s one that sticks out that kind of wraps it all together with a nice bow,” McCreery told Music Mayhem in an interview.