“The song’s basically about waking up in a stranger’s bed.” That’s how Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts‘ describes the trio’s new song “Back To Us,” the title track from their new album and follow-up to their most recent No. 1 “Yours If You Want It.”
There’s more to meet the eye with that “stranger,” however, as The Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus explains. “It’s one of my favorites on the record, honestly,” he says through the band’s record label. “It’s just such a honest lyric. It’s a guy that has very great self-awareness about himself that he’s been screwing up for a long, long time and he’s not been himself. And it’s about him coming full circle and saying ‘I’m so sorry that I’ve screwed up for so long and I know you feel like you’ve been sleeping with a stranger and not the man you fell in love with,’ and his willingness to go, ‘Tomorrow it’s going to be a brand new day because you’re not going to be waking up in a stranger’s bed anymore. We’re gonna get back to us.'”
The guys are reportedly prepping for a new tour next year. In the meantime, they’re playing a few residency dates this October in Las Vegas. Check out the schedule here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.