Chris Stapleton Debuts Soulful New Song ‘Cold’

Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Chris Stapleton is giving fans another taste of what’s to come on his forthcoming album, Starting Over, with the release of his new song “Cold” on Friday (Sept. 25).

The country superstar’s new track starts as soothing piano ballad before adding in some percussion, violin and acoustic guitar which perfectly compliment Stapleton’s soulful vocals.

“Oh…Why you got to be so cold / Why you got to go and cut me like a knife / And put our love on ice?” Stapleton sings in the chorus. “Oh, girl you know you left this hole / Right here in the middle of my soul / Oh, why you got to be so cold?”

“Cold” will appear on Stapleton’s aforementioned new album, which is set to release on November 13, 2020.

The album, which is available for pre-order/pre-save now, was completed in late February just before the lockdown began. Starting Over was produced by Stapleton’s longtime collaborator Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional work done at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio). The record features Cobb on acoustic guitar, vocals and tambourine from his beloved wife Morgane, as well as his bandmates J.T. Cure (bass) and Derek Mixon (drums). Mike Campbell (electric guitar), Benmont Tench (Hammond B3 organ) and Paul Franklin (pedal steel), as well as the All Voices Choir also appear on the record.

Among the album’s 14 tracks are three covers, John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends,” as well as 11 tracks co-written by Stapleton with several of his longtime friends and collaborators.

The new project serves as the follow-up to the Kentucky native’s 2017 release, From A Room: Volume 2. That record, which was nominated for Best Country Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, spawned the hit “Millionaire” and also earned the celebrated artist a nomination for CMA Album of the Year.

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