Morgan Wallen Details the Hardships of Fame In Personal New Song, ‘Livin’ The Dream’

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy CMA
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy CMA
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy CMA

Morgan Wallen just released a new track called “Livin’ The Dream” and it’s his most brutally honest song to date.

The toe-tapping number finds Wallen mulling over the pitfalls of fame, admitting he “signed my life away to be the life of the party” and acknowledging that sometimes being in the spotlight isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

“I look like a rockstar, in and out of cop cars/ Livin’ out a suitcase, trashin’ hotel bars/ If I see the sunrise, it’s ’cause I stayed up all night/ Drinkin’ ’cause I need to, damn it, what a good life/ Judgin’ by my long hair, you might think I don’t care/ Sittin’ here, sippin’ and bitchin’ about a spot where/ People would kill to bе, kill to be, kill to be/ But y’all, it ain’t as good as it seems, this livin’ the drеam is/ Killin’ me, killin’ me, killin’ me/ It’s killin’ me, killin’ me, killin’ me,” the CMA New Artist of the Year sings on the chorus.

Wallen hasn’t been one to shy away from his struggles with fame. During a recent appearance on The BobbyCast, the superstar detailed the rollercoasters of emotions he’s experienced since his rise to superstardom.

“Honestly, throughout this whole process, there’s been times where, for a while, I would just be like, ‘I’m kind of like lonely and I don’t know if I even like this,’” he said. “Then you know there’s another high and you’re like, ‘aw yeah I love this.’ It just kind of goes through phases.”

“Livin’ The Dream” showcases an entirely different side of Morgan Wallen, proving that his artistry goes well beyond radio-ready party anthems like “Whiskey Glasses” and “Up Down.” If this is any indication of what’s to come on his next record, fans are in for a real treat.

“Livin’ The Dream” was co-written by Wallen, Ben Burgess, Jacob Durrett and Michael Hardy and appears on his highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Available for pre-order/pre-save now, the project includes a whopping 30 tracks. Fans got a sneak peek of three new tracks: “Livin’ The Dream,” “Somebody’s Problem” and “Still Goin Down” on Friday (Nov. 20).

Dangerous: The Double Album will be available everywhere on January 8, 2021.

Tags from the story