Luke Bryan Feels 'Neurotic' Waiting on a Girl's Text in New Single 'Light It Up': Listen
The country superstar's latest release is the first single from his forthcoming album, due later this year.
Luke Bryan surprised fans with a brand new song Wednesday morning (Aug. 23), and its subject is something his millennial following will definitely relate to. Titled "Light It Up," the country superstar sings about a certain someone making him check his phone incessantly -- and isn't ashamed to admit that it drives him absolutely crazy.
"I get so neurotic about it baby/ ‘Cause I know you’re reading your phone/ I can’t help from going crazy/ Thinking you might not be all alone/I wake up, I check it / I shower and I check it /I feel the buzz in my truck/ And I almost wreck it/I always got it on me/ Just in case you want me/ So, if you’re looking for my love / Then light it up," Bryan sings on the song's chorus.
Although the 41-year-old singer is happily married, he recognizes the digital age we're in and how it's impacting the relationships of those who are still in the dating pool. "'Light It Up' is kind of glimpse into how people communicate these days. People are breaking up with text messages, they're getting back with text messages -- they're just on their phones so much," he told iHeartRadio in an interview about the song. "It's about a guy that's hanging on everything that's happening on his phone, like 'Please just like that screen up with your text message.'"
Bryan co-wrote the track with Old Dominion's Brad Tursi, who was the one that thought to use the word "neurotic" to really drive home the point that people have a tendency to be a little too attached to their smartphones, especially when it comes to relationships. While Bryan was hesitant to use that word initially -- "you've definitely never heard that word in a country song," he suggests -- it felt right the more he listened to it, and alas it became the kickoff to Bryan's next album.
Along with releasing the song, Bryan revealed it means a new album is on the way. And while he gave no further details, it would mark his sixth studio effort and the follow-up to 2015's Kill the Lights.
Listen to "Light It Up" below.