Lee Brice is breathing new life into an old country music theme with his new single, "That Don't Sound Like You."

It's one of country's most well-told tales: Girl meets boy, girl leaves boy, boy misses girl. But Brice takes things in a new direction in his new song, and there's a lot less begging in his voice ... and lot more worry.

“I know it’s been a while, I don’t mean to pry / But when I asked you if you’re happy, I didn’t hear a smile / And that don’t sound like you / Nah, that ain’t the girl I knew,” Brice sings. “You always sounded like truck tires on a gravel road / Laughing at the world, blasting my radio / Cannonballs flashing in the water / Doing whatever whenever you wanted / What did he do? / ‘Cause you don’t sound like you anymore.”

It's a somber story that features Brice's voice well, with minimal instrumentation during the first half of the song that leads up to a crescendo of sound when Brice finally gets to the point: She can leave her situation and come back home to him.

"That town, that job, that guy / You can leave them behind, girl, you know you're better than that," he sings. "If you want to come back, you can come back."

The singer co-wrote the track with Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley. "That Don't Sound Like You" is the third single released off of Brice's most recent album, I Don't Dance, which is available for download via iTunes and Amazon.

Listen to Lee Brice, “That Don’t Sound Like You":

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