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Rascal Flatts Celebrate Love—Quirks and All—in New Single ‘Back to Life’

The first moment we heard this song, we knew it was meant for us,” said Gary LeVox.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Rascal Flatts Celebrate Love—Quirks and All—in New Single ‘Back to Life’
Rascal Flatts; Photo by David McClister

Loving every single thing about your significant other–even their little quirks–is a topic of discussion in the latest single from Rascal Flatts. The vivid power ballad, “Back to Life,” was co-written by Cary Barlowe, Niko Moon, Shay Mooney and Fred Wilhelm.

“She’s got her feet on the dash, hair blowing back, hand out the window / Making up half the words that she’s singing / And she takes an hour to pick a movie out / Five minutes in and she’s passing out / And I wouldn’t dare wake her up when she’s sleeping / I’d stay there forever if I could / Nothing ever felt so good / I wish I could stop time,” sings Gary LeVox as his bandmates, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney harmonize.

“The first moment we heard this song, we knew it was meant for us,” said LeVox in a press release. “There are so many little things that add up to making someone so uniquely special to you, and this song captures that love and conveys all the good feelings that come along with it. We’re at an exciting point in our careers, and we’re fortunate to be able to just focus on making and releasing music that speaks to us and hopefully resonates with the fans.”

The lyrics of “Back to Life” were pulled from real life, Mooney explains, sharing that his wife served as his muse while writing the track.

“We both have wives that are way out of league,” Mooney shared, nudging his Dan + Shay partner, Dan Smyers. “Anytime we get a chance to pour that into our music we can’t help but do that.”

The track is the first single from a new business model the trio plans to experiment with. Rather than concentrate on creating a full project of 11-single-worthy songs, the group will concentrate on recording and releasing stand-out tracks one at a time.

“I don’t know about a full album. We’re kind of going single-by-song,” Rooney told Billboard.“We’re kind of at a place now where we’re fighting our old catalog, and there’s a lot of music out there that’s Rascal Flatts already,” he continued, adding that a singles-based model “might be the new paradigm for Flatts for some time in the future. I don’t know how far that will be, but for now that’s kind of how we’re thinking.”

“Back to Life” is available for streaming or purchase now.