Cole Swindell Shares Details About the Song He Wrote for His Father
Cole Swindell is currently climbing up the charts with "Let Me See Ya Girl," the fourth and final single from his eponymous freshman album. He isn't sure which song from his upcoming sophomore record will be selected as his next single, but he does know that the project will include a very special song that will definitely be hitting the airwaves at some point down the line.
“I’ve got some songs I’m so proud of, but there’s one song, I think it will be a single one day," Swindell told The Boot in the days prior to his Country on the River 2015 appearance. "I can’t say it’ll be the first, I don’t know, but I hope it gets a chance to be on country radio.”
The song, "You Should Be Here," was written with Ashley Gorley, about Swindell's late father, who passed away over Labor Day weekend two years ago, while Swindell was out on his radio tour. The singer has been playing the song live recently; press play on the video below to hear a live version of the tune.
“It’s, by far, my favorite song that I think I’ve written," Swindell concedes. "I think that’s why I moved to Nashville, is to write a song like this. Just growing up, loving ‘90s country music, there were songs that touched me. There were fun ones, but there were also the ones I could relate to, and I think this is going to be that song when people get to hear it."
Although Swindell doesn't know if "You Should Be Here" will be the first single from his new record or not, he does hint that it might be a good follow-up to "Let Me See Ya Girl."
"It’s fun, it’s summertime, it’s me, it’s a huge live song," he says of "Let Me See Ya Girl." "So we kind of said, ‘Hey, let’s go out with what we came in with, and release this fun thing, and then we’ll hit ‘em with something serious on the next album.’”
Listen to Cole Swindell, "You Should Be Here":
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