Hardy has released a brand-new song, “Give Heaven Some Hell.”
The heartfelt single, which the rising Philadelphia singer co-wrote with Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson and Ashley Gorley, is about losing a loved one. Over an uplifting country rock production, Hardy sings, “I hope you hit those gold streets on two wheels / I hope your mansion in the sky’s got a ten-acre field.”
In the accompanying video, Hardy reunites with his pals at a church to say farewell to one of their dearest friends. But the wake is anything but depressing, as they remember the good and fun times spent with each other. Later, they light a bonfire and spark up fireworks as a tribute to their late friend.
“It’s one of my favorite songs I have ever written and having my buddies in the music video meant a whole lot,” Hardy wrote in the YouTube comments. “If you’ve ever lost a friend or someone you love, I hope this helps you and gives ya hope.”
“Give Heaven Some Hell” is the latest taste of Hardy’s forthcoming debut studio album, A Rock. The record, due out September 4, was previously teased with “One Beer,” his collaboration with Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson.
Check out the video for “Give Heaven Some Hell” below: