Country trio Lady Antebellum have released “Ocean,” the title track of their forthcoming album.
The heart-wrenching piano ballad arrived alongside a gripping video. The clip features dramatic close-ups of frontwoman Hillary Scott performing the song, intercut with shots of waves crashing onto the shore. “No, I’m not afraid to drown / Take me out, take me down / I’m so tired of the shore / Let me in, baby / You’re an ocean, beautiful and blue / I wanna swim in you,” she sings on the chorus.
“‘Ocean’ stands for all of the things that we think and feel when we hear the word. It’s parallel with those feelings, much like the songs about barely keeping your head above water and others that make you feel like everything is smooth sailing,” the band said in a press release. “[It also features] such a cinematic and theatrical melody that really tied together our standpoint of this record as a whole.”
Ocean, which is due out November 15, is Lady Antebellum’s first full-length since 2017’s Heart Break. Besides “Ocean,” the new record will also include the previously released single, “What If I Never Get Over You.”
Watch the video for “Ocean” here: