The fans asked and Morgan Wallen listened.
The superstar’s much-anticipated new song, “7 Summers,’ is out now after Wallen’s fans begged him to release the track from the moment he first shared a snippet of the tune on TikTok.
The song more than delivers with its irresistible melody and storytelling lyrics about a past summer lover.
“But I wonder when you’re drinking if you/ Find yourself thinking about/ That boy from East Tennessee/ And I know we both knew better/ But we still said forever/ And that was seven summers/ Of Coke and Southern Comfort/ Were we dumb or just younger, who knows?/ Back then, you used to love the river/ And sippin’ on a sixer with me/ Does it ever make you sad to know/ That was seven summers ago?,” he sings on the chorus.
The East Tennessee native co-wrote “7 Summers” alongside famed Nashville tunesmiths Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. He initially wasn’t sure if the now-fan favorite track would make the cut for his upcoming sophomore album but says the fans quickly helped him make that decision.
“‘7 Summers’ is a song that originally I didn’t even know if it was going to make my album or if I was ever going to put it out,” Wallen shared in a statement. “But when quarantine first started, I was challenged to do a demo on Instagram so I put out the first verse and chorus of ‘7 Summers.’ I heard a lot of good feedback from it on Instagram, and then it started making the rounds on TikTok – I saw how much the song was getting played and how much people were enjoying it, even just the first verse and chorus. Social media played a huge part in me releasing this song, especially this early. It’s a cool thing – me being on the fence about it, then being able to put it out and get people’s feedback. Seeing the response played the biggest part in this release. I think that speaks to just how much fans mean to me and fans mean to music. I’m glad I’m getting to put it out and glad people are loving it, I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full version.”
Click above to listen to “7 Summers.”
Wallen’s current single, “More Than My Hometown” is currently Top 25 (and climbing at country radio. Both song are expected to appear on his yet-to-be-announced new album.