Brett Eldredge’s new self-titled album is absolutely stellar, but one track in particular really stuck out to me. It also happens to be Brett’s new single, “The Long Way.”
“It’s about getting to know somebody more than just on the surface, getting to know somebody deep down to their core. It’s more than just taking the long way around their town, it’s through their imagination. It’s them telling you everything about where they came from. You want to know every single detail — where they wrecked their bike the first time, where their parents fell in love, the lot where the car they drove in high school is sitting,” Eldredge says in a press release. “I think this song says don’t be afraid to have that conversation, don’t be afraid to get to know that person.”
When it’s real, you want to know absolutely everything.