Two months after his victory as the final American Idol winner, Trent Harmon is debuting a new single, “There’s a Girl.” The romantic, country-flavored track was co-written by Harmon and Jimmy Robbins (Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Laura Veltz (Reba McEntire, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band).
The song — which explores the lengths a man will travel for the love of a girl — is set against a breezy, upbeat arrangement of banjo and slide guitar.
The chorus says it all, as Harmon asks: “Why would we ask when we know we can’t dance/ Show our hands and change our plans/ Lose our minds, break our hearts and learn to play guitar/ Why does any man do anything in the whole damn world?/ ‘Cause there’s a girl.”
The track is the first taste of what’s to come from Harmon’s forthcoming Big Machine Records debut, premiered at 4 p.m. Thursday (June 23) on iHeartCountry with Harmon simultaneously conducting a Facebook Live chat-a first for the network. He is also scheduled to perform at 7 a.m. ET Friday on Fox & Friends for the show’s All-American Summer Concert Series in New York City.
“There’s a Girl” is currently streaming on Spotify (below) and is available for download on iTunes.