Singer-songwriters Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde have joined forces on a new song, "Never Wanted to Be That Girl," from Pearce's upcoming album 29: Written in Stone (out Sept. 17). The new collab arrived Wednesday (Sept. 15).
Pearce and McBryde penned the track with co-producer Shane McAnally. "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" finds McBryde and Pearce sharing the hard truth of a two-timing lover, as told from two perspectives. McBryde offers the viewpoint of a single girl who gets help changing her tire, and then winds up in a six-month relationship with the guy ("He never had a ring on/ So I didn't think to ask," she sings). Meanwhile, Pearce sings from the perspective of the man's wife waiting at home and wondering where he's been. As the two women ultimately realize what's going on, the song details the shock and pain that follow as the truth comes out.