Brett Eldredge has released “Sunday Drive,” the title track of his upcoming fifth studio album.
On the pensive ballad, the Illinois musician longs for simpler days past. “It’s the ordinary things that mean so much / That’s where I learned it all, from them / To fight, to love, to laugh again / Man, I thought we were only wasting time / Out on a Sunday drive,” Eldredge croons on the chorus.
In a press statement, Eldredge revealed that he chanced upon the song years ago as an intern at Universal Music Publishing.
“I worked in the basement tape room transferring CDs into MP3s,” the singer said. “I loved listening to all of the incredible songwriters’ songs and was always blown away by what people could create from their soul. One day I stumbled upon this song called ‘Sunday Drive’ (written by Barry Dean, Don Mescall, Steve Robson) and I was stopped in my tracks.”
“I couldn’t believe a song could be written by someone else but feel like every word and melody was every part of my life existence,” he added. “I secretly/selfishly hoped and prayed no one would record it so that one day when the time was right, I could record it and make it something extremely special.”
Eldredge’s forthcoming album, Sunday Drive, is slated to drop on July 10. It will include the title track, as well as previously released songs “Where the Heart is,” “Crowd My Mind” and “Gabrielle.”
Listen to the album’s title track now: