Nashville singer-songwriter Sam Williams has released a heart-rending new song, “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood.”
The tune, penned by Sam, Jaimee Harris and Mary Gauthier, reflects on the habits we inherently inherit from our family members—for better or worse. “You can lie to a liar / Go ahead and flame the fire and burn down everything you love / You can steal from a thief / I’ll act like I believe / But you can’t fool your own blood,” Williams croons emotionally on the chorus.
“This song is about living with adversity. I sing about family drama that we all experience and grapple with,” Sam shares in a statement.
“One thing that will never serve you well is lying to someone you love. That can only lead to turmoil. ‘Can’t Fool Your Own Blood’ is about being a pattern breaker and taking control of your own fate. Being at war with oneself is the greatest battle.”
As the grandson of country pioneer Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr., Sam is forging his own path with unabashed honesty in his artistry and a songwriting knack that fleshes out his vulnerable heart. This is evidenced in “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood,” as well as “Shuteye” and the gut-wrenching “The World: Alone,” which pays tribute to his late sister Katherine Williams who died in a tragic car accident last year.
Listen to the poignant “Can’t Fool Your Own Blood” and other new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below.