Chris Stapleton Reveals New Single ‘Parachute’ [LISTEN]
It seems that everything Chris Stapleton touches turns to gold -- and by gold, we mean trophies such as in the two gleaming Grammys he recently added to his collection. And Stapleton's newest single, "Parachute," is just another example of of why he's so deserving of all that success.
In the world of music, it's easy to be formulaic and rely on overused phrases, vanilla lyrics and a melody that you know will work. But Stapleton plays to the beat of his own drum: The lyrics of "Parachute" are relatable, but they're by no means saccharine or vanilla. Stapleton's songs are not flowery, but they're poetic in the truest sense.
"You only need a roof when it's raining / You only need a fire when it's cold / You only need a drink when the whiskey / Is the only thing that you have left to hold," he sings. "Sun comes up and goes back down / And falling feels like flying 'til you hit the ground / Say the word and I'll be there for you / Baby, I will be your parachute."
"Parachute" comes from Stapleton's debut record, Traveller, which was released almost one year ago, on May 5, 2015. At that time, no one knew what a force the singer-songwriter would become in country music, although the project earned much critical acclaim, and Stapleton has been a successful songwriter for other artists for many years.
Stapleton is booked for Bonnaroo in June, and he's got quite a few tour dates on his calendar in the coming months. He and Hank Williams Jr. are even teaming up for a co-headlining tour that runs throughout August.
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