Canaan Smith Name Drops Miranda Lambert in New Single, ‘Like You That Way’
It’s been nearly two years since Canaan Smith released his debut album Bronco, which featured his chart-topping hit, “Love You Like That.” The singer is back now, giving fans a taste of what’s to come on his sophomore album with his brand new single, “Like You That Way.”
“[‘Like You That Way‘] is less of a departure [from ‘Bronco’] and more of a progression,” Smith told PEOPLE of the lead single from his next album. “Musically, it draws from some of my Virginia Beach upbringing. Sonically, it’s simpler and more organic.”
Fans listening to the track will catch the name of a familiar country star as she’s used to describe the girl he likes.
“Ain’t nothin’ ‘bout you baby I wanna change / girl, you’re Miranda Lambert crazy and I like you that way / you keep the sunshine in your pocket and the rain on a chain / yeah, you’re a little complicated but I like you that way” he sings in the chorus.
Lambert, as well as Smith’s wife Christy, served as a muse for the 34-year-old’s new single.
“I live with one and I listen to the other,” he said.
Smith will soon bring the song to fans as he hits the road for several tour dates throughout the summer.
“I’m most excited to bring new music to the fans on the road,” Smith explained. “We’ve played ‘Like You That Way’ a few times in front of a live crowd at home and when we were touring overseas in Europe, and the crowd reaction is always a great barometer. The reaction to the song so far has been amazing, so I can’t wait for more people to have the chance to hear it.”
Listen to Canaan Smith’s “Like You That Way” below. A release date for his sophomore album has yet to be revealed.