Jon Langston Says Enough Is Enough In ‘When You’re Lonely’

When you really can't be "just friends."

Written by Chris Parton
Jon Langston Says Enough Is Enough In ‘When You’re Lonely’
Jon Langston; Photo Credit: Eric Brown

Rising talent Jon Langston says enough is enough to a toxic relationship in the new track “When You’re Lonely,” taking a stand with a true country-rock power ballad.

Written by Langston with Jody Stevens, that hard-hitting track adds a new chapter to an age-old country tale — one of late nights and a heartbreaker who keeps coming back around, but only when the drinks have been flowing. That’s a familiar theme in country history, but with punchy country rock sound, crunchy guitars and a fed-up side of his smoky, buzzsaw vocal delivery, Langston doesn’t beat around the romantic bush in calling this thing what it is … bad news.

“You only love me when you’re lonely / Calling me at 3 a.m. / I remember when you told me / I’ll never see you again / It happens every time, make up your damn mind / We both know we can’t be just friends / You only love me when you’re lonely,” goes the chorus.

“’When You’re Lonely’ is one of the songs that just wrote itself,” Langston says of the track. “Jody Stevens and I sat down with a catchy melody, and I had a title and we just went from there. I feel like a lot of people can relate to this one. We started playing it live and people are singing the words before the end of the song. I’m excited to see where this one goes!”

Jon Langston has been teasing “When You’re Lonely” since earlier this year, and especially in the last week on social media. The track follows the release of the tender ballad, “Try Missing You,” over the summer, and Langston is currently out headlining his Try Missing You Tour. The Georgia native has nationwide shows scheduled through December 11, including festival stops like Country Thunder in Bristol, Tennessee, the Torguga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, plus a night a Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.