Hunter Hayes is back with new music and this time he’s more serious than we’ve ever heard him be before. “Dear God” asks the question that we all ask from time to time – “Dear God, are you sure that you don’t mess up?”
“Dear God” is one of the most honest, vulnerable songs that Hayes has released so far, as he sings about not only doubting himself but doubting his faith as well. The song was co-written by pop singer Andy Grammer and songwriter, Dave Spencer.
Hayes and Grammer first began working on the song when Hayes stopped by to be a guest on Grammer’s podcast. Hayes said, “we started by talking for an hour for his podcast. We covered a lot of topics but one of the big things I took away from it was the human condition of never feeling ‘good enough.’ I had written a letter on the plane that was at first ‘Dear World’ before I realized I was actually writing to God. Andy has such a great way of digging through feelings and bringing them to the surface and Dave brought some awesome new ideas to it that gave it a real three-dimensional approach.”
While a lot of the lines in the song are thought-provoking and can help everyone realize that they aren’t alone in doubting themselves, the one that people can probably relate to the most is “are you sure you don’t mess up?” Hayes said it was actually Grammer that came up with that line as they were working on it.
“When Andy took the series of questions we were making for the chorus and turned the last one into ‘are you sure that you don’t mess up’ it hit me really hard. I ask that all the time and I don’t think I’m not the only one. It’s a valid question and one I truly believe you don’t ask unless you already know that answer because the opposite would be entirely too scary to live with. The song’s description of the nights when I question my world couldn’t be more vulnerable. We all face the question of being good enough for the world around us and sometimes we just need a reminder that we are.”
With “Dear God” showing a new side of Hayes, fans can certainly look forward to more new music on the way and can be excited about what side of himself Hayes may show next.