Randy Houser blasts through an action-packed adventure in his brand new single “We Went,” the first taste of his upcoming fourth studio album. Rolling Stone Country is exclusively premiering the track today.
The follow up to last year’s Top 5 hit “Like a Cowboy” — literally and in spirit — “We Went” finds Houser once again playing the role of a love-struck outlaw so vividly that it feels like a mini-movie.
With a churning, you-and-me-against-the-world storyline and a thumping beat, Houser’s tongue-twisting tale (his delivery is the essence of rapid-fire) follows a couple of modern-day Bonnie and Clydes as they lead police on a wild chase.
But even as they plow through fences, jump ditches and look to hide out in dingy dive bars, Houser and his girl don’t care at all what happens next.
Instead, “We Went,” written by Justin Wilson, Matt Rogers and John King, is all about the thrill of the chase, the adrenaline-fueled ecstasy of living on the ragged edge, and how falling in love can make people do crazy things to keep the rush going.
“I wanted to lead with ‘We Went’ as the first single from the new record because it was so different for me. The song is about hanging out, a little bit of danger, running from the cops — all things I grew up doing. Well, maybe avoiding the cops is more accurate,” Houser tells Rolling Stone Country with a laugh. “But rhythmically and lyrically it’s more progressive than what I’ve ever done. Justin told me they put this song together like a puzzle, and I think they did a great job with the alliteration and how the lyrics fit together seamlessly.”
Houser, whose last album How Country Feels peaked at Number Three on the Billboard Country Albums chart, is currently on the road with Luke Bryan. In addition to arenas and amphitheaters, he’ll play a number of stadiums this summer on Bryan’s Kick the Dust Up Tour.