Thomas Rhett Hopes To 'Slow Down Summer' In Bittersweet New Single
By Ariel King
November 5, 2021
Thomas Rhett has returned with a new single, "Slow Down Summer," which sees the country singer looking back at the season and wanting time to slow down just a little bit. The song arrives as the first track from Rhett's upcoming album, Where We Started, which is slated to arrive sometime early next year.
"We had our hopes up and the windows down/Fallin' fast in a one-lane town/Tangled up with your lips on mine/Never seen a jacket brighter in those eyes and/I put my jacket on your shoulder/Wihsin' the weather wasn't gettin' colder/Lettin' you go holdin' onto each other," Rhett sings amid twining piano keys. He's vocals pine for time to slow down as the string instruments carry a nostalgic tone carrying hope and heartbreak.
Upon the release of "Slow Down Summer," Rhett announced that he has not one, but two new albums on the way. Early 2022 will see the release of Where We Started, while he'll be releasing Country Again Side B next fall. "So last year and this year on the road, me and my team have been writing so many songs, and what we decided to do is put out two albums next year," Rhett revealed to his fans in a new video posted to social media.
On the personal front, Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, are currently expecting their fourth daughter. While the baby hasn't been born quite yet (but is due in November), the country crooner also revealed that he and Akins are open to going for one more, as they always dreamed of having five kids. The two also celebrated their oldest daughter, Willa Gray's, sixth birthday earlier this week, while their ninth wedding anniversary had been in mid-October.
Past updates on Akins' pregnancy saw that the couple had been in a heated debate over baby names. With the due date growing nearer, fans will likely soon know what the couple's newest little one's name will be.