Breaking Luke Combs’ record for pre-adds, we already new that fans couldn’t wait to get their hands on Dangerous, and while I’m only two songs in, I have to say, I like what I hear… so far.
Titled “Quittin Time,” the final track of the 30-song double album was written by Eric Church, along with Luke Laird and Josh Thompson. A quintessential country leavin’ song, the bare bones approach in production really drives home the hopelessness of the lyrics, and yet at the same time, you can sense the acceptance from a man that knows that it’s over.
“‘Quittin’ Time’ is a song written by one of my musical heroes, Eric Church. Luke Laird and Josh Thompson also wrote it with him. I’ve written quite a few songs with Luke and with Josh but haven’t written any with Eric. This song is how I got my initial contact with him.
Since then I’ve been able to spend some time with him and get to know him a little bit better. Which is cool for me, just because of how much he means to me musically. I feel like I don’t know if that would have happened without this song.
I really enjoy this song, it’s stripped back. There’s not a whole lot going on in the song musically. Most of the attention goes to the lyrics and melody. It’s beautifully written.”
And if you close your eyes, you can hear Eric singing this one…. it’s such an Eric melody. Not gonna lie, I wouldn’t mind a duet in the future, like when Eric and Keith Urban got together for a remix of “We Were.”