Story Behind the Song: Lanco, ‘Born to Love You’
Breakout group Lanco enjoyed a whirlwind of a year in 2017, achieving their first No. 1 hit with "Greatest Love Story," the first single off of their debut album, Hallelujah Nights. In January of 2018, the band announced that they would also be joining Brothers Osborne and headliner Dierks Bentley in support of Bentley's Mountain High Tour later in the year.
Below, The Boot catches up with Brandon Lancaster of Lanco to chat about the group's single "Born to Love You." Read on for all the details.
The success we had with "Greatest Love Story" was such a testament to the fact that people relate to that "classic storyteller" aspect of country music, but even though we've had a No. 1, people are still getting to know us and who we are.
That's one reason why we're excited about this song: It pays homage to where we all come from. We grew up in little towns across the Southeast, and we all come from different places, but when you start talking about it, they all kind of sound like the same place. This song paints that picture of who we are and where we're from.
Also, we wanted the first record to display the stage in life we've been going through for the past few years. A lot of that is about coming of age and discovering who you are. This song explores that, and talks about how, when you're from a certain place, you may feel that a certain path is set out for you, but if there's a person that you love in your life, no matter what you end up doing or where you end up going, you're kind of doing it for them anyways. You're born to love them.