Brett Eldredge shouts down his inner bully in the brand-new song, “I Feel Fine” (listen here), released today alongside the official music video, which made its broadcast premiere on CMT, CMT Music and ViacomCBS Times Square Billboards (watch here). Featured on his forthcoming fifth studio album, Songs About You, due June 17 (pre-order here), the track finds Eldredge standing tall and resolute with steadfast self-assurance as he pushes back against those self-critical thoughts that try to demean our gifts and dominate our quiet moments.
“I hope the fans hear this song and think ‘I can also feel strong about myself and in control of my life,’” Eldredge shared. “Because things like your worries, anxieties and other people’s opinions can really weigh you down and I know how tough it can feel. But if you really find that power within yourself, then no one can dictate how you feel. No one gets to make that decision but you. I hope people are encouraged by this song to do that for themselves and be there for themselves.”
An outspoken advocate for mental health, the Warner Music Nashville singer/songwriter recently shared his personal experience with anxiety, self-doubt, and panic attacks as a guest on the Ed Mylett podcast (listen here). Earlier this month, Eldredge also announced his headlining Songs About You Tour, which kicks off in his home state of Illinois and will make several stops across North America. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.bretteldredge.com/tour (full list of dates below).
“I Feel Fine” follows his “stately love ballad” (MusicRow), “Wait Up For Me,” hailed by CMT as “destined to be included on romantic playlists nationwide.” Eldredge also “continues with his brand of smooth, easygoing grooves that highlight his endless vocal charisma” (Billboard) on the album’s title track and current single, “Songs About You” (listen here). Written by Eldredge, Jessie Jo Dillon and Ben West, the lyrics namecheck lines from classics like Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark,” Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” as Eldredge works through the memories of an old flame, sparked by music he hears throughout the day.
Songs About You will feature 12 songs co-written by Eldredge including the previously released “Want That Back” and “Holy Water.” These latest releases follow his seven country-radio No. 1’s, nine Gold and Platinum-certified singles, two Gold-certified albums, multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music nominations and wins and most recently, his critically acclaimed fourth studio record, Sunday Drive.