Americana duo Maybe April are premiering their emotional new song "Already Gone" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen.

From its first plucky banjo notes, "Already Gone" is a tearjerker, especially for anyone who's ever been in a relationship with someone who's struggling with addiction. The duo's strikingly emotive vocals add an extra dose of heartbreak, and it's clear that the song is intensely personal.

"I know you smoke cigarettes just to piss me off, so go ahead and draw it in / 'Cause tonight they're all you've got," the duo sings in the song's stark intro. "I'm tired of being second best to anything that gets you higher than I can / Don't you want to love somethin' that can really love you back? / I can really love you back."

According to the band, "Already Gone" was written as songwriter Katy DuBois healed from her own experience in a traumatic relationship. "It's a very real, true story about how difficult it can be to free yourself from someone your heart is with, even when their actions show that theirs is in a lot of other places before it’s with you," DuBois tells The Boot.

Comprised of DuBois and her bandmate Alaina Stacey, Maybe April formed in 2012 after the duo met at a camp for musicians in Nashville. Since then, they've shared the stage with artists including Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz. In August, they'll release their debut full-length album, The Other Side, on which "Already Gone" appears.

The Other Side is due out on Aug. 9. Fans can catch Maybe April out on the road this summer and fall, including stops in New York City on July 19; at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, Colo., on Aug. 30-Sept. 1; and in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 3. Visit for more details.

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