Country crooner Brett Young offers an example of his new, upbeat approach with “Reason to Stay,” the third track released from his upcoming second album, Ticket to L.A.
Co-written by Young with Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins and Emily Warren, “Reason to Stay” follows in the sonic footsteps of the album’s title track and first single “Here Tonight” — both songs show off a fresh side to the CMA nominee’s artistry. He’s been previously known for vulnerable, brokenhearted ballads like “In Case You Didn’t Know,” Like I Loved You” and “Mercy,” but with “Reason to Stay” Young pumps up the positive energy in bouncy, country-meets-R&B style.
Following the California native as he soaks up the sun and strolls a beachside boardwalk, the lyric video for “Reason to Stay” works as a breezy companion to the song’s message – all about convincing his crush not to split when the morning light comes.
“I’ve got two hands and all they wanna do is hold ya / I’ve got two eyes that are dying to watch you wakin’ up / I’ve got a kiss that’ll get you thinkin’ it’s Saturday / I’ll give you a reason, I’ll give you a reason to stay,” goes the flirtatious chorus.
Young is nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards, airing live November 14th at 8/7c on ABC. Ticket to L.A. will be released December 7th.