Cole Swindell, who performed his current single “You Should Be Here” on the ACM Awards Sunday night, teased the performance on social media yesterday and also took that opportunity to cleverly reveal the names of the 12 tracks of his forthcoming second LP. The album shares its name with its hit lead single and two bonus cuts will be included on the iTunes release.
Building off the new cut “Home Game,” the ball cap-wearing Swindell carried that theme over to the display of the song titles, each one seen in a .gif with a dozen sports pennants. The lead-off cut, “Flatliner,” features Dierks Bentley. “You Should Be Here” has already topped Billboard‘s Country chart and the Hot Country Songs chart, which measures radio airplay, streaming and digital sales. The poignant tune is a tribute to Swindell’s supportive dad, who died unexpectedly in 2013.
“[The fans] know I love fun and I love to be on that stage, but amongst all that fun I lost my dad and this is my chance to show that side of me,” Swindell tells Rolling Stone Country. “You have your own opinions about music, but there’s a lot of folks out there that don’t know you personally and this is very personal to me. I hope they don’t relate to it from having lost a parent, but I think anybody can from just the way we miss folks and how lucky we all are to do the things we do.”
You Should Be Here will be released on May 6th and is now available for pre-order here.
Here is the You Should Be Here track listing:
“Flatliner” (feat. Dierks Bentley)
“Middle of a Memory”
“Party Wasn’t Over”
“You Should Be Here”
“Making My Way to You”
“No Can Left Behind”
“Hoppin'” (bonus track)
“Gettin’ Forgotten” (bonus track)