EP’s First Song “Run” To Be Released Friday, July 31 Across All Digital Service Providers
EP Cover Art, Track Listing revealed!
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina, releases her new song “Run” on Friday (July 31), across all digital service providers. “Run,” co-written by Alaina, Ben Johnson and Kennedi, is the first song from the multi-award winner’s upcoming new EP, Getting Over Him, coming September 4.
“I wrote ‘Run’ with Ben Johnson and Kennedi,” said Alaina. “We are all running. Constantly. Non-Stop. Even in this quarantine, we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been. Life just keeps going and going and going in unbelievable paces as we try to race ourselves to the next thing. My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen.”
“Music is my lifeline,” said Alaina. “Music literally pulls me out of everything I ever go through [career, heartbreak, family, self-worth, love] and I feel really empowered with this music. I feel like this music shows my personal growth and my emotional growth. This EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Travelled and to hold on to that confidence. I get to celebrate that with this music and I am so excited. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.”
Getting Over Him features two duets, including the title track duet with her labelmate and friend Jon Pardi. “I’ve done duets with other people for their projects, but I have never done any for my own,” says Alaina. “I’ve got a duet with Pardi on his album, and then he loved this one [“Getting Over Him”]. His energy is so amazing. I can’t believe I have a rebound song – but I do. (Laughs).
The Georgia native also enlisted International pop sensation Lukas Graham to duet with her on her most vulnerable and heartbreaking “What Do You Think Of?” “Lukas Graham’s vocal on this is ridiculous,” said Alaina. “I am the most nervous about releasing this one because I was so vulnerable when I wrote it. Most of my songs come from more of a sassy and empowered place and this song comes from a really broken place. But I think it’s important because it is a part of who I am. It’s a part of what I went through. And if I am going to be honest in my music I have to share songs like that too.”
Getting Over Him EP Track Listing:
1. Run Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi
2. If I Was A Beer Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hardy
3. Bar Back Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hilary Lindsay
4. Getting Over Him (duet with Jon Pardi) Lauren Alaina/Paul DiGiovanni/Emily Weisband
5. Seen You In Your Hometown Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/ Kennedi
6. What Do You Think Of? (duet with Lukas Graham) Lauren Alaina/Johan Carlsson/Asia Whiteacre
Alaina, one of the hottest rising female artists in country music, is making her way up the country singles chart with her current radio single “Getting Good,” the title track to the EP. Last month the Georgia native released, across all digital platforms, a special mix of “Getting Good” which features her friend/mentor, superstar Trisha Yearwood.
Alaina has most recently performed on the 40th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth performing “This Land Is My Land,” CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream special where she performed “Women of Summer” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope as well as “Say It With a Song” Game with Devin Dawson and HARDY as well as CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance and she and her friend Kane Brown performed their 5XPlatinum-selling “What Ifs” on the recent nationally-televised CMA Best of Fest on ABC.
After the release of the fun, nostalgic “Ladies in the ’90s,” followed by the deeply personal track “The Other Side,” Lauren Alaina is letting fans in on the full scope of her upcoming six-song EP, Getting Good, which releases March 6.
Alaina co-wrote five of the EP’s tracks, with the exception of the title track, which was penned solely by songwriter and pop artist Emily Weisband. Jesse Frasure and David Garcia each produced and co-wrote tracks on the project.
Thursday night (Feb. 13), Alaina opened the first show on Blake Shelton’s Friends & Heroes Tour 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The tour continues tonight in Tacoma, Washington, and includes upcoming shows in Spokane, Washington; Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado and more.
Getting Good EP Track Listing
Produced by Jesse Frasure
Lauren Alaina’s That Girl Was Me Tour took on a whole new meaning at a recent show when the singer saw herself in a young fan. The “Getting Good” singer posted a photo of a young girl hugging her and visibly sobbing as she met her in a meet and greet. As noted in the caption, Alaina admits that she did the exact same thing when she first met Carrie Underwood on the set of American Idol. This got Lauren thinking about the kind of impact she is making on young fans with her music.
“I got so excited when I saw Carrie in the room that I started sobbing,” Lauren writes. “After I said this to this little girl, I had this crazy moment. I thought, ‘Does my music have the same impact on her that Carrie’s music has on me?!’ I can only hope that my music means as much to little girls (and people of all ages) as Carrie’s music means to me.”
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1. Online – Visit DWTSVOTE.ABC.GO.com or abc.com Voters will need to sign up for an ABC account. Voters must be at least 18 years old and in the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com.
There will be a picture of the couple and their names with “+” and “–” buttons below. Voters will click on the “+” sign to cast up to 10 votes for the couple associated with that button. Once they are done voting, they need to click the “Save Votes” button at the top of the page. That part is very important. Once votes are submitted, voters can edit their votes with the “Change Votes” button if voting hasn’t closed. They will need to click “Save Votes” again if any changes are made.
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