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Hear LeAnn Rimes Plead for Tolerance on ‘Love Is Love Is Love’

Catchy pop tune appears on the singer’s new ‘Remnants’ LP

Although LeAnn Rimes came to prominence as the 13-year-old singer of the stone-country hit “Blue,” she has routinely kept one foot in the pop genre in the 20 years since her breakthrough smash “How Do I Live,” in 1997. Rimes’ latest single “Love Is Love Is Love – the title is stylized “LovE Is LovE Is LovE” as a play on her first name – is a funky dance-floor filler built around the idea that Rimes says in the song’s first verse is her “unoriginal epiphany.”

Penned by Rimes with frequent collaborator, Grammy-winning songwriter Darrell Brown (“You’ll Think of Me,” Keith Urban), Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper”) and Toby Gad (Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy”), “Love Is Love Is Love” borrows its title from a memorable line in the sonnet written by Tony-winning actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and recited in tribute to the victims of the 2016 massacre at an Orlando nightclub that left 50 dead. The song is, at its heart, a plea for tolerance and understanding, with Rimes suggesting to “hate the hate but love the hater, they’ll come around sooner or later.”

“These last few albums, I’ve found a new connection with music as a songwriter,” Rimes tell Rolling Stone Country. “I’m much more vulnerable and able to connect with the humanity of myself and everyone else… as an artist, as a woman, as a songwriter. There’s so much growth that’s happening.”

Noting her sizable gay fan base, Rimes reveals that her next musical venture could be one tailor-made for dance clubs, where even a number of her country hits have found new life.

“I had a dance record a couple of years ago with all my dance mixes on it,” says Rimes. “I’ve always actually wanted to create a record from the ground up as a dance record. So, I think we’re going to embark on that. I just had my, I think, second or third Number One on the dance chart, so it’s definitely a playground where I’d like to explore and play in and see what happens.”

Remnants is available now. 

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