Nashville singer-songwriter D.L. Rossi bares his soul on his forthcoming album A Sweet Thing (due out on April 12). The album was written in the wake of a battle with cancer and a divorce.
"Something Back," which Wide Open Country is premiering today, is a soul-searching ballad about what happens when everything you thought you knew is turned upside down.
Rossi says the song, which was the first track written for the album, helped him navigate his next stage of life.
"For me, growing up in an evangelical household, going to church, and working in the church, marriage was a big deal -- maybe even the biggest deal for a single person. When my marriage ended I found myself trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life. For me music has always been my way of processing life, I don't know what I'm going to be writing about when I pick up a guitar, I just kind of mess around till something comes to me," Rossi tells Wide Open Country. "With 'Something Back' I was coming to terms with the fact that this new stage of life I was heading into was a mystery, I wasn't the same anymore, and what I believed wasn't the same anymore. All the old answers to life's questions and all the goals I had been pursuing came up empty. That feels weird at 34 to admit. To say 'I'm taking the first step of accepting the new person I am becoming' is odd."
Rossi says "Something Back" is about finding peace within yourself.
"This song is me coming to that conclusion by trying to go back to all my old comforts and some new comforts and realizing nothing is gonna feel the way it did before," Rossi says. "Life is complicated and there isn't one way to find your peace, you have to work through that on your own each day and find it for yourself."
Listen to "Something Back" below.
For more information on D.L. Rossi, visit his official website.