Zac Brown Band have dropped more music, with the release of new songs “Stubborn Pride (feat. Marcus King),” written by Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti and Marcus King, and “Paradise Lost on Me,” written by Brown, Simonetti, Jonathan Singleton and Wyatt Beasley Durrette.
With poignant lyrics and a heartfelt message, “Stubborn Pride (feat. Marcus King)” shows the band’s more serious side. “‘Stubborn Pride’ means a lot to me,” Brown shared. He continued: “I love the poetry of the verses in this one. Sometimes it takes people a long time to get everything right. But with your stubborn pride, it’s hard to admit that you messed up a little bit and that you need a change. I tell people that are having a hard time that it’s never too late to get it right.”
The beachy “Paradise Lost on Me” transports the listener to a tropical paradise, though Brown explains that it’s “the happiest sad song we have ever done. I love the second verse: ‘Without you, it’s just waves trashing kids’ castles and it’s the salt in the wound all over again.’ The guy found love there at this spot and never found anything like it again, so he comes back to that place again to be close to where it happened. In the song, we never give away what happened to her, but you know it was something he could never actually get over. You have to write your own story.”
The group’s unifying current radio single “Same Boat” was the most added at country radio week of impact and is rapidly approaching Top 20. With 18 million global streams to date, the poignant song debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and No. 34 at Country Aircheck/Mediabase.