David Nail has recruited country duo Brothers Osborne for the track that will lead off his upcoming fourth LP, Fighter. Up-tempo from the outset, lyrically “Good at Tonight” carries an anthemic, living-for-the-moment message. At the halfway point, the tune kicks into overdrive with TJ and John Osborne on harmony, augmented by some vigorous hand claps and an invite to “Come on and dance with me, throw your arms around me.”
Co-penned by Brothers Osborne with Troy Verges and Barry Dean, “Good at Tonight” joins a lineup that includes seven tunes written or co-written by Nail. Those songs include “Home,” a co-write with Barry Dean and Lori McKenna that is also a duet with “Girl Crush” writer McKenna. Also lending vocal support: Vince Gill on “I Won’t Let You Go,” penned by Nail; Logan Brill on “Champagne Promise”; and Baer and Bo Rinehart of Needtobreathe on the album-closing “Old Man’s Symphony.”
Nail, who has candidly addressed past battles with depression, notes that like “Good at Tonight,” the majority of Fighter celebrates the here-and-now, finding him in a more upbeat, even romantic frame of mind.
“Fighter closes the door on the battles I’ve had personally and how it affected my relationship. I said to one of my co-writers, ‘I think we’ve finally scratched that itch,'” Nail tells Rolling Stone Country. “With the exception of bits and pieces of one or two songs, it is an overall positive record. I tell people it’s my ‘lovemaking record.'”
Fighter will be released July 15th.