Sam Hunt gives us the first taste of new music and potentially a new album with Water Under the Bridge. Shane McAnally, Chris LaCorte, and Sam produce the track which sees the Tennessee born 37 year old nostalgically sing of old times growing up in the country.
“We were young, dumb, and so full of it / Broken bottles and graffiti / Beer and girls and poppin’ wheelies / Love was fun and life was easy / Now it’s just water under the bridge…” Sam sings in the lyrics which navigate traditional country themes, yet gain some elevation thanks to Sam’s ability to combine the mechanics of both pop and country and adorn them with his charismatic vocals.
Sam shares: “It’s a song that is literally about ‘Water Under The Bridge’ but it’s really about that little place that most small towns have. In my case, it was a little hangout spot down by the river up under an old backroad, and we used to gather up there – folks have been gathering up there long before we came along and I’m sure still gathering up there now – but on Friday and Saturday night go out there to have a good time, let our hair down a little bit, get into a little bit of trouble. We made a lot of memories out there.”
Sam’s most recent album, his second studio set, was 2020’s Southside. He has subsequently released the standalone single 23 which hit #1 on the US Country Airplay charts.