Luke Bryan, ‘Kill the Lights’ Track by Track: ‘Fast’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Luke Bryan has just released his fifth studio album, Kill the Lights, and he's giving Taste of Country readers an exclusive inside look at several of the tracks on the new record. Today, the superstar shares the story behind a new song titled "Fast."
The song came about from a writing session with two of Nashville's top hit songwriters.
"I got the opportunity to get in a room with Rodney Clawson and Luke Laird," Bryan recalls. "Obviously, their pedigree is quite extensive and amazing."
The hitmaking trio took what could have been a simple theme and turned it into something unexpected and special.
"I'm just so proud about how we used a simple word, fast, and we tied the verses in, and that second verse, how we brought in how the parents were saying we were falling in love too fast, but we still made it work, and how life does move too fast," Bryan adds. "Every time I come home, you know, my boys are bigger and starting to throw me around the house a little more, and one day I'll snap my fingers, and you'll wish you could've froze time a little bit."
Bryan debuted the song live at a performance for his fan club during CMA Music Festival, and fans who have seen the clip online have already taken to the song's powerful lyrics, which advise, “60 seconds now feels more like 30 / Tick tock, won’t stop, around it goes / Sand through the glass sure falls in a hurry, all you keep trying to do is slow it down / So you give, trying to make the good times last as long as you can, but you can’t / Man it just goes too fast. “
Bryan hopes the song will have a real emotional impact on his fans. "Any time you can help people slow down and reflect on that, and remember to take things in stride a little bit better, I think people love hearing that in a song," he says.
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