After earning Kane Brown a legion of fans via social media, "Used to Love You Sober" is being released as the singer's first official single.

The newly released song tells the the story of love lost and using alcohol to forget the pain, if only for a little while. The topic is a well worn one in country music, but it's Brown's vocals and not-so-traditional instrumental sound that set the track apart.

“If I’m gonna compare myself, it’s gonna be Chris Young’s voice on a Sam Hunt track,” Brown tells Quincy, Ill.’s KICK-FM of his sound.

The song has an infectious chorus: “Now the only way I know that I can get you off my mind / To keep a bottle so close, try to leave it all behind / And I couldn’t get enough / Girl, I’m drowning drunk in love / I used to think you’d never say it’s over / I used to love you sober / I used to love you sober.”

In late January, Brown signed his first major-label record deal, with Sony Nashville / RCA Records. Earlier that month, Florida Georgia Line announced that Brown will be joining them on their summer 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour, along with Cole Swindell and the Cadillac Three.

"Used to Love You Sober" is available for download on iTunes.

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