Following “You Make It Easy,” Aldean’s first single off of his 2018 album Rearview Town, “Drowns the Whiskey” concerns a heartbreak that even Jack Daniels can’t silence. “Whiskey’s supposed to drown the memory / I’ve gone from one to one too many / And the thing that really gets me / Is how your memory drowns the whiskey,” Aldean sings in the track penned by Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton and Josh Thompson.
The music video for the new song was released a couple of months ago. Set in the Springwater Supper Club in Tennessee where Aldean had his album photo shoot, the video leaves room for interpretation as to how Aldean and Lambert’s relationship is characterized. Whether or not the two are mending each other’s broken hearts, flashing back to what used to be, or daydreaming about what could be, the “Drowns the Whiskey” video perfectly captures the melancholy song and how it feels to visit a classic Nashville dive bar.
“The way fans and radio have responded to this record has been really cool for me,” Aldean stated. “‘Whiskey’ has always been a favorite of mine, but when Miranda came in and knocked out her parts in only a couple takes, I knew it was special.” (The pair of country music megastars collaborated once before on “Grown Woman” from Aldean’s 2007 Relentless.)
With the help of such strong singles, Aldean’s certified Gold album Rearview Town has already reached No. 1 on Billboard’s 200, Top Country Albums, and Independent Albums charts. Catch Aldean on his High Noon Neon Tour through the end of September with several dates left in California and a special stop at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville coming up on September 7.