Natalie Stovall has debuted her new single and the song features a famous face as well. “Wine and Whiskey” uses the idea contrasting drinks to sing of matters of the heart as she questions whether her lover will stay or leave.
“It is wine or whiskey / are you gone or with me / am I pulling you in or letting you go / shooting it down or sipping it slow / what kind of night is it gonna be / wine or whiskey.”
The male counterpart in the song is none other than Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook. Westbrook co-wrote the track with Lori McKenna and Andrew Dorff. “To be fair… when @JimiWestbrook sings… it’s never background vocals,” she replied to an excited fan on Twitter, complete with wine and whiskey emojis.
The song is an insight into what Stovall has been working on throughout the year. She has revealed that her new music is more honest and hopeful than previous material.
“I’m very excited about the music I’ve been writing lately,” she explained in an interview with Idol Chatter. “I’ve always been a fighter. And even when terrible things have happened — I’m a glass half-full kind of girl. There’s no time to dwell in the darkness. I’m so thankful for the success that I do have, but I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be.”
Continued Stovall, “And I’ve been a lot more honest about that in my writing lately. About fighting and not giving up. About how hard it is to have a dream and keep coming up just a bit short. About sacrifice and heartbreak. And I’m definitely not holding back on new music or my new live show.”