No one does girl power quite like Reba.
The country music icon is known as much for her empowering songs as her breakup numbers, and her latest single combines both. The feisty, uptempo “Going Out Like That” flips the middle finger to a guy who thought his ex would “be sitting home crying.” Instead, she’s “got a couple of guys blowing up her phone” and is headed out for a flirtatious, carefree night on the town.
Written by Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and Jason Sellers, the song’s lyrics come to life in a brand-new video released today. A young brunette is first shown unpacking boxes from a move, and then does a quick change to throw back shots at a bar where every eye is on her. She’s clearly just been through a breakup, but you’d never know it by her demeanor. Clips of the actress are interspersed with footage of Reba belting the song with conviction, acting as every single girl’s musical best friend — just as she’s done in hit after girl power hit (“I’m a Survivor,” “Turn on the Radio,” “Strange,” “Consider Me Gone,” “Take It Back” . . . the list goes on and on).
“Going Out Like That” is the first single off Reba’s 27th studio album, Love Somebody, which is due out in April. “When you listen to thousands of songs trying to find just the right one to record, a really great song jumps out at you,” she says. “That’s exactly what ‘Going Out Like That’ did to me. It jumped out because it’s a great song with sassiness! The first time I heard it, a man was singing the demo. When I sang it coming from a female perspective, it became a woman’s power anthem.”
Love Somebody will be the singer’s first LP for the newly-formed Nash Icon record label, also home to Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn.