Luke is aware that a lot of singers and songwriters hype their latest singles.
“Most of the time when I see somebody gushing about a song that they wrote, I’m kind of like the roll my eyes guy. When that’s going on, I’m like, ‘Ok, are you really doing that or are we just playing it up’,” he states.
That in mind, he says his latest chart topper is one that got to him even though he didn’t expect it to.
“I will tell you that’s probably the one instance where I was genuinely moved by something that I hadn’t even experienced. I mean I’m lucky enough to still have both of my parents,” Luke confesses, “I can’t imagine having to sing that song when that time comes, hopefully it’s not for 20 years.”
Just the thought of going through that got to the singer-songwriter from the very start.
“I was in tears singing the work tape of that song when we wrote it,” Luke admits even though that is not typical for him. “I’m totally not the guy that’s like, “Oh it was so emotional, and it was so this.” I don’t know what about it hit me so hard because like I said I haven’t had that experience of losing a parent, but something about that day was definitely really special.”
The day the song was created is one Luke and his co-writers will likely always remember.
“That was the first song that me and Wyatt [Durrette] wrote together, me and Ray [Fulcher] had been writing for a long time at that point, and man it was just a really intense experience getting through that last verse on the work tape,” Luke shares. “It was awesome, it was a good day, and it was one of the few times where I’ve really been moved by my own song, which I don’t want to be that guy that’s like, “Oh man, my song’s so good,” you know? ‘Cause I’m totally not that guy. But yeah, that was an emotional day, for sure.”
The song can be found on Luke’s #1 sophomore album What You See Is What You Get.
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by: Buck Stevens