Reba McEntire Announces ‘Until They Don’t Love You’ as Her New Single [LISTEN]
The seventh track on McEntire's newest album was written by Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna and Josh Osborne and was co-produced by Tony Brown and the singer herself. Its pounding, deliberate piano, guitar line and drums accentuate McEntire's sad, soulful vocals.
"Don't pay attention to your heart until it's bleeding / Don't know what you have until you can't keep it," McEntire sings in the bridge. "Don't know what you want 'til you need it / Don't know that it's love until it's leavin'."
A chorus of blues-y "oooh"s chime in throughout the song, the chorus of which emphasizes a lesson in love that many have learned the hard way: "Sometimes you don't love somebody until they don't love you."
“When we released Love Somebody, I was reminded of the power of my amazing fans!” McEntire says in a press release. “The energy and sass of "Until They Don’t Love You" mimics "Going Out Like That," but takes it up another notch. When we were talking about the next single, I kept going back to this one ... it’s just so much fun to perform live.”
"Until They Don't Love You" will make its official radio debut on America's Morning Show on Friday (Aug. 7), and McEntire will perform the new single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Aug. 12.
The country icon's new music announcement comes on the heels of a much sadder revelation: On Monday (Aug. 3), McEntire announced that she and husband Narvel Blackstock have separated after 26 years of marriage.
“Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other," they say in a statement. Blackstock joined McEntire's band in 1980; he now runs a management company that represents McEntire, as well as their daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.
"They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so," the statement continues.
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