Now that Sam Hunt settled down as a husband in a healthy relationship, he’s saying goodbye to the party life and hello to quality time at home as he sings in his latest single, “Downtown’s Dead.”
Hunt doesn’t necessarily hate on the active scene at all the bars and busy restaurants, but rather wishes he could spend the night with the woman of his dreams instead. He longingly sings for a night alone with the one he loves in lyrics like, “Downtown’s dead without you / girls walk by and friends say hi / Friday night, it might as well be just another Tuesday night without you / as long as you’re still in my head, there ain’t no way I can paint a ghost town red.”
Although the track fuses some of the modern tech sounds like that of Top 40 music, Hunt still keeps a bit to his country-meets-hip-hop element throughout the three-and-a-half-minute jam. Nevertheless, it still sounds as though “Downtown’s Dead” may light up the summer with its easygoing feel.
It’s been a long-awaited moment for fans of Hunt, as he last released new music more than 15 months ago with the send-off of “Body Like a Back Road.” The catchy hit shattered records in country music, as well as on the pop radio charts, all throughout 2017.
The singer also went through some big life events over the past year as well. He married on-and-off-again girlfriend, Hannah Lee Fowler, in an intimate ceremony last April. The two spent the majority of their time traveling for missions work, which Hunt shifted his focus over to rather than shacking up in the studio to create a sophomore follow-up to the success of Montevallo.
“Downtown’s Dead” is available now.