Thomas Rhett just dropped another anthemic, pop-leaning love song from his upcoming record, Life Changes. This time around, he opts out of the acoustic-driven ballads and amps up the production and electric guitars.
While the tune stays in line with his previous genre-bending releases, “Grave” stands out because of its large array of effects and elements. Some points feel a little muddled with the mix of echoed vocals, electronic drum beats and over-the-top guitar, but it always gets reeled in just before going too far off the edge. It’s pretty much made to be one of those songs that makes you pull out a lighter while watching his stadium show, which Rhett really hasn’t had in his repertoire yet.
In terms of lyrics, “Grave” is another sugary sweet ode to long-lasting love that Rhett has so expertly trademarked. Check it out below.
“Grave” will be featured on Rhett’s upcoming album Life Changes, due out on Sept. 8. The record is rather appropriately titled, since the country star has become a father twice over in the past few months. In May, he and wife Lauren welcomed their adopted daughter Willa Gray Akins. Over the weekend, Lauren gave birth to their second daughter, Ada James Akins.
To mark the release of Life Changes, Rhett will perform three intimate club shows in Boston, Mass., Chicago, Ill. and Philadelphia, Pa. You can find a full list of his upcoming tour dates here.