Brad Paisley Shares Brand-New Single, ‘Without a Fight’, Featuring Demi Lovato [LISTEN]
The country superstar teamed up with the pop star for the uptempo-but-sad song, the lead single from Paisley’s forthcoming 11th studio album. Written by Paisley, Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller, and produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten, “Without a Fight” tells the story of a couple who can’t seem to stop fighting. They “both regret some of the things we said” — however, they “love the way it ended.”
“Good as we are at getting it on / How come we just can’t get along? / The way we love, it don’t seem right / The way we fuss, the way we fight,” the chorus goes. “I’ve got a crazy idea / How ‘bout maybe tonight we make up without a fight?”
Paisley takes lead on the majority of the song, with Lovato adding harmonies and background vocals; however, the pop singer takes on a few lines on her own as well. Press play on the video below to hear “Without a Fight.”
“For me, I wanted [“Without a Fight”] to have that feeling of angst in a relationship,” Paisley tells Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex. “Everybody goes through a period where you’re fighting a lot, I think. Sometimes that can be a good thing for your relationship. That conflict can lead to making up.”
This new song is not the first time that Paisley and Lovato have teamed up: In April, the two performed Lovato’s “Stone Cold” at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. In an exchange on Twitter following that performance, Lovato alluded to the fact that she and Paisley had something in the works.
@BradPaisley I will never forget last night and I'm honored to work with you too!! Hopefully we can work together again sometime soon…
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 5, 2016
As it turns out, that performance sparked the idea for this new collaboration. Paisley tells Alex that Lovato is “otherworldly” as a singer.
“I think she can hit notes that we can’t hear,” the Country Jam headliner jokes with Alex. “It’s hard to have character when you can sing that high. But she does.”
Paisley, for his part, has been teasing his new single in recent weeks, though it took until Thursday (May 12) for him to officially reveal that the mystery woman singing on the song was, in fact, Lovato.
“Without a Fight” is available for download via iTunes. The tune will make its television debut on May 24: Paisley and Lovato are set to perform that night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Listen to Brad Paisley feat. Demi Lovato, “Without a Fight”:
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