Brett Eldredge Gets Vulnerable About Love in ‘The Long Way’

“‘The Long Way’ is a look into what I want to find in love,” Eldredge says of his new single. 

Written by Kelly Brickey
Brett Eldredge Gets Vulnerable About Love in ‘The Long Way’
Brett Eldredge; Photo credit: Michele Laurita

Get excited, Brett Eldredge fans, because the country heartthrob is opening up his heart to true love in his new single, “The Long Way.”

Eldredge lays his heart down on the line in hopes of romance by taking a backroad drive through the place his lucky lady calls home. Observing her passion for the place that raised her, Eldredge only wishes to dive deeper into a future relationship by seeing how her roots built her into who she is today.

Drawing from his real-life desire to meet ‘the one’ sooner rather than later, Eldredge breaks out his vulnerable side to emit his honest emotions regarding his love life within the three-and-a-half-minute ode.

“‘The Long Way’ is a look into what I want to find in love,” said Eldredge in a press release recently. “It’s about getting to know somebody more than just on the surface, getting to know somebody deep down to their core. It’s more than just taking the long way around their town, it’s through their imagination. It’s them telling you everything about where they came from. You want to know every single detail – where they wrecked their bike the first time, where their parents fell in love, the lot where the car they drove in high school is sitting. I think this song says don’t be afraid to have that conversation, don’t be afraid to get to know that person.”

From the echoing reverberations at the top of the beat entwined with the lonely yet optimistic acoustic guitar strums, Eldredge sings of a journey to find the right girl for him and letting the open road be the judge of what ardor will fall into his life perfectly.

“The Long Way” is the second single off of Eldredge’s self-titled release, following that of the up-tempo biographic tune, “Somethin’ I’m Good At.” Fans can gets their hands on a copy of the record in stores or on digital download sites now.