Zac Brown Band Release 'Someone I Used To Know,' Co-Written By Shawn Mendes
By Paris Close
November 9, 2018
ZBB kicked this Friday (November 9) off with the release of an exuberant guitar ditty called "Someone I Used to Know" that's sure to get you on your feet.
The record, the Atlanta-based country band's first in two years, features prominent harmonica melodies, acoustic guitar and mandolin rhythms over an up-tempo beat made perfect for dancing. "Had to hit rock bottom to know/ When you keep on losin' with the path you're choosin'/ Then it's time to let go/ Of someone that I used to know," frontman Zac Brown sings in the ditty of the burdens of past memories that often get the best of us.
The group's latest tune also includes lyrics co-penned by the 20-year-old pop star, with whom the members got acquainted during their performance on CMT Crossroads a few months ago.
"Shawn is an incredibly talented artist and it's been exciting to watch his career rise over the past few years," said Zac
. "We've had fun collaborating together, this Crossroads will be very special with huge vocals and musicality. It will be unexpected and something that both sets of fans will enjoy."
Hear "Someone I Used to Know" below.
In tandem with the song's release, the group also announced tour dates for Spring 2019 as an extension of their ongoing "Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour." As of now, no opening act has been selected for the eight-piece's upcoming jaunt, which begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 1 and culminates in Peoria, Illinois on April 27.
Learn more information on dates, cities, venues, and tickets here.
"Down the Rabbit Hole Live" Tour Spring 2019 Dates:
Mar 1 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Mar 9 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Mar 10 — Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Wharf
Mar 15 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Mar 16 — Laughlin, NV @ Laughlin Events Center
Mar 28 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Mar 29 — Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater
Mar 30 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Apr 11 — Evans, GA @ Evans Towne Center Park
Apr 12 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Apr 13 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Apr 14 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Apr 25 — Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Apr 26 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Apr 27 — Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
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