American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina, releases her new song “Run” on Friday (July 31), across all digital service providers. “Run,” co-written by Lauren, Ben Johnson and Kennedi, is the first song from the country singer’s upcoming new EP, Getting Over Him, coming September 4th.
“I wrote ‘Run’ with Ben Johnson and Kennedi,” Lauren said in a statement. “We are all running. Constantly. Non-Stop. Even in this quarantine we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been. Life just keeps going and going and going in unbelievable paces as we try to race ourselves to the next thing. My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is, we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen.”
“Music is my lifeline,” Lauren continued. “Music literally pulls me out of everything I ever go through [career, heartbreak, family, self-worth, love] and I feel really empowered with this music. I feel like this music shows my personal growth and my emotional growth. This EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Travelled and to hold on to that confidence. I get to celebrate that with this music, and I am so excited. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.”
The new set features two duets
Lauren teams up on the title track with her labelmate and friend Jon Pardi.
“I’ve done duets with other people for their projects, but I have never done any for my own,” said Lauren. “I’ve got a duet with Pardi on his album, and then he loved this one [“Getting Over Him”]. His energy is so amazing. I can’t believe I have a rebound song – but I do. (Laughs).”
The Georgia native also enlisted International pop star Lukas Graham to duet with her on her most vulnerable and heartbreaking “What Do You Think Of.” “Lukas Graham’s vocal on this is ridiculous,” said Lauren. “I am the most nervous about releasing this one because I was so vulnerable when I wrote it. Most of my songs come from more of a sassy and empowered place and this song comes from a really broken place. But I think it’s important because it is a part of who I am. It’s a part of what I went through. And if I am going to be honest in my music, I have to share songs like that too.”
And it’s a country song??? https://t.co/vlu4DbB6Xa
— Lukas Graham (@LukasGraham) July 29, 2020
Getting Over Him EP Track Listing:
- Run – (Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi)
- If I Was A Beer – (Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hardy)
- Bar Back – (Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hilary Lindsay)
- Getting Over Him (duet with Jon Pardi) – (Lauren Alaina/Paul DiGiovanni/Emily Weisband)
- Seen You In Your Hometown – (Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/ Kennedi)
- What Do You Think Of (duet with Lukas Graham) – (Lauren Alaina/Johan Carlsson/ Asia Whiteacre)
Lauren’s current radio single is “Getting Good.” And last month the Georgia native released, across all digital platforms, a special mix of “Getting Good” which features her friend/mentor, country legend Trisha Yearwood.
Recently. Lauren performed on the 40th annual broadcast of the PBS special A Capitol Fourth performing “This Land Is My Land,” CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream special where she performed “Women of Summer” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope. She also played “Say It With a Song” Game with Devin Dawson and HARDY. Additionally, she performed at CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance. Plus, she and her friend Kane Brown performed their hit country song “What Ifs” on the recent nationally-televised CMA Best of Fest on ABC.