Listen to Sam Hunt’s Surprise New Song, ‘Drinkin’ Too Much’

Superstar Sam Hunt shocked fans just after midnight on New Year's Eve with the release of a brand new song, "Drinkin' Too Much.' Listen to the track here. 

Written by Lauren Jo Black
Listen to Sam Hunt’s Surprise New Song, ‘Drinkin’ Too Much’
Sam Hunt; Photo courtesy Universal Music Group Nashville

Sam Hunt gave fans a New Year’s gift in the form of a brand new song.

The superstar, who has been relatively quiet on social media since wrapping his time on the road this past fall, dropped what seems to be a very personal new tune, entitled “Drinkin’ Too Much,” via Sound Cloud just after Midnight on January 1.

The song starts out with an apology to his ex who inspired his GRAMMY-nominated debut album. “I’m sorry I named the album ‘Montevallo’ and I’m sorry people know your name now and strangers hit you up on social media,” he says. “I’m sorry you can’t listen to the radio and drive out to the place we used to get peaches down in Pelham. I know you want your privacy and you’ve got nothing to say to me.”

As the song continues, he opens up about his struggles with alcohol after the breakup. “Drinkin’ too much, drinkin’ too much. Since you been gone, I can’t get gone enough,” he sings in the chorus.

In addition to the fully-produced version of the song, Hunt also shared an “8pm” version of the track, which features just Hunt and an acoustic guitar.

Listen to both tracks below.

Hunt’s debut album, Montevallo, was released October 27, 2014. The album features several chart-topping hits, including “Leave The Night On,” “House Party,” and “Take Your Time.”