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Sam Hunt Drops New Single ‘Downtown’s Dead’

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Sam Hunt is back with a brand new single “Downtown’s Dead,” nearly 15 months after dropping his record-breaking release “Body Like a Backroad.”

Lyrically, the track sounds like a sequel to “Single for the Summer” from his debut release Montevallo. The neon bar lights start to lose their shine, and Hunt finds himself feeling unfulfilled with nights on the town without having the object of his affections by his side.

If you were worried that Hunt would tread too far away from the pop-leaning sound that earned him both praise and criticism with his debut, go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief. Although the song doesn’t break down any new doors, it’s an overall solid single that will likely appeal to longtime fans.

The song, penned by Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Zach Crowell and Charlie Handsome, will likely be another one-off release. After years of touring in support of Montevallo, the 33-year-old is taking his time when it comes to creating his sophomore album.

That doesn’t mean we’ll have to wait another year for another Sam Hunt single. Rumor has it that he’s ready to share a few more songs later this year. Fans may be able to hear more new music when Sam Hunt heads out on Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country Tour later this month.

Sam Hunt, ‘Downtown’s Dead’ Lyrics:

The city showing stars
All you see for miles is people spilling
In and out of cars
Man I love these bars are making a killing
Everywhere I go looks like the place to be
I see people that I know
But I feel like there’s no one here but me

Downtown’s dead without you
Girls walk by and friends say hi
It’s Friday night it might as well be just another
Tuesday night without you
As long as you’re still in my head
There ain’t no way that I can paint a ghost town red
Downtown’s dead
Downtown’s dead

They’re dancing in the strobes
Out here in the throes of loud house music
Everything’s a blur
I don’t hear the words but lips are moving
Try to get involved, but I’ve about had enough of people wall to the wall
And I’m just holding it up ’cause

Downtown’s dead without you
Girls walk by and friends say hi
It’s Friday night it might as well be just another
Tuesday night without you
As long as you’re still in my head
There ain’t no way that I can paint a ghost town red
Downtown’s dead
Downtown’s dead

Free drinks, bright lights, what am I doing with my life?
Okay, I quit, I’ve had enough of this
‘Cause people are losing their minds, can’t get you out of my head, I’m calling it a night
I’m crawling back to your bed

Downtown’s dead without you
Girls walk by and friends say hi
It’s Friday night it might as well be just another
Tuesday night without you
As long as you’re still in my head
There ain’t no way that I can paint a ghost town red
Downtown’s dead
Downtown’s dead

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