New music is almost here from Carly Pearce, and it’s a duet with Chris Stapleton! The Grand Ole Opry member, after teasing the song for a few days on social media, announces her new single, “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” with Stapleton will be out on June 16.
“I’ve always wanted to write music that makes people feel something – whether that is feeling seen, less alone, happy or even uncomfortable,” Pearce says of the song, which she wrote alongside Shane McAnally and Pete Good. ‘We Don’t Fight Anymore’ felt like I was writing one of those stories that, whether or not we want to include it in our social media highlight reel, we’ve either been there or are living there right now,”
“Having Chris Stapleton join me on this song was a dream come true and he unlocked an element to the story that I didn’t even know it needed,” she adds.
Pearce also spoke out about the song on social media.
This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a…
“This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship,” Pearce explains. “The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent. I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the ‘uncomfortable’ moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share. Chris, you made my dreams come true by lending your incredible talents to this song.”
“This closes a chapter for me in my life,” Pearce said at an industry event celebrating the song’s success. “I thought I was going to die. And this day, I remember, we were packing up. We had already written a song. And Ashley [Gorley] looked at me — and I feel like enough time has passed that I can say this — and he just said, ‘What did he do?’ And I said, ‘What didn’t he do?’ And he said, ‘Sit down.’ And I remember calling my mom after, and reading the lyrics, because I was like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ It’s been a powerful thing.”
With 15 songs on 29: Written in Stone, there were still plenty of options for singles from the record, but the Kentucky native is more than ready to move on to her next musical chapter.
“I just don’t think I can be 29 and divorced forever,” Pearce tells Everything Nash. “I’m really excited about it. I write from where I am in my life. So I think that you’re gonna see this new season of life for me, and more confidence in the kind of country music that I make, and really just waving my flag in that.”
Find all of Pearce’s music and tour dates at CarlyPearce.com.
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