The wait for new music from Sam Hunt is finally over. The country singer-songwriter will drop his new single “Kinfolks” on Thursday (Oct. 9) at 5 p.m. ET.
Hunt has hinted about the new song through several social media posts over the past few days. In a short clip posted on Wednesday morning, the upbeat jam has Hunt singing of how he wants to introduce a girl to his “kinfolks.”
“I wanna introduce you to my kinfolks/ To my old friends/ To the house in the pines where the road ends/ Take you to my hometown, where I grew up/ Where I thought I knew it all before I knew what love was/ Gave up on it, but honey you got my hopes up/ And I’m thinkin’ that I wanna introduce you to my kinfolks,” he croons on the track alongside driving pop-country production.
“Kinfolks” was written by Hunt with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne. The song will impact radio on Oct. 14.
“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home — beyond family,” Hunt says in a statement. “It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’”
“Kinfolks” will be on Hunt’s forthcoming sophomore album, expected in 2020. Last month, Hunt debuted a new song called “Sinning With You” at a Canadian Club show. The singer’s debut album, Montevallo, was released five years ago in October 2014. His last single, “Downtown’s Dead” dropped in 2018 and followed “Body Like a Back Road,” which reigned for 34 weeks on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart.
Listen to a clip of “Kinfolk” below.