Built on the deep-stinging regret of promises broken and the quest to change for good, Brown and Legend co-wrote the track with Matt McGinn and Andrew Goldstein. It features two bold voices but presents them in quiet contemplation, with just a piano and orchestral-string section to support the track’s raw emotional state. Brown and Legend have been hinting about the track for months, having written it after the pair met on the scene of NBC’s The Voice (where Legend is currently serving as a celebrity coach).
“I won’t say I’m sorry, over and over / Can’t just say I’m sorry, I’ve gotta show you / I won’t do it again, I’ll prove my love is true / I hope the last time I said sorry / Is the last time I’ll say sorry to you,” goes the hopeful chorus.
The two superstars will soon team up again to perform the new track on CBS’ ACM Presents: Our Country, the live-music special which replaces the postponed ACM Awards on April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.