Just hours after announcing the upcoming release of her sophomore album, Lindsay Ell debuted her brand new single, “Want Me Back.” The song showcases Ell’s growth as a songwriter and vocalist and exudes confidence, further proving Ell as of country music’s soon-to-be superstars.
On her new album, Ell explores the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. This song comes as part of the anger portion of Heart Theory, and finds Ell sending a powerful message to her ex.
“If I were you, I’d miss my kiss/I’d miss me keeping you up all night/ If I were you, I know that losing me/ Would make me lose my mind You ain’t gonna find nobody like me/ I’m the best you ever had and I’m always gonna be/ So if I were you if I were you/ I’d want me back too,” she sings on the chorus.
“Want Me Back” was co-written by Ell alongside country superstar Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes.
“I got to write with Kane Brown on this album,” Ell shared during a recent media event with Country Now and other outlets. “Kane and I have also just been friends through the industry, but he is a great songwriter in his own right. We’ve always talked about writing something and collaborating and we finally got our schedules to line up to do that.”
“Want Me Back” will be featured on the rising star’s forthcoming sophomore album, Heart Theory, which will be released on August 14. The album will be the follow-up to her 2017 album, The Project.