Brantley Gilbert continues to gear up fans for the release of The Devil Don’t Sleep on January 27; this past Friday, he shared “Rockin’ Chairs,” the lead song on the LP. Written by Gilbert with Brian Davis and Ashley Gorley, the song follows the tone of current single “The Weekend,” embracing a live-in-the-moment spirit.
“These are the days that are gonna fly by / Like lightnin’ so they say,” he begins in the chorus, concluding, “Get back to rockin’ out /So we can say we were there when we talk about it / In our rockin’ chairs.”
The song will sit well with Gilbert fans, featuring a bold, electric energy that lives every inch of its lyrical promise to rock out.
“I don’t make fast albums: I have to live my life, let it sink in and then write the songs,” Gilbert shares in a statement. “For me, I don’t rush the music. I want it to be right. But then I also want to give the fans as much music as they deserve. To me, this is a conversation – and these songs are catching them up, telling them about what’s happened since Just As I Am.”
“There’s been a whole lot of good. There’s been some time to think. And there’s also been a whole lot of real. Knowing you can get to a good place is one thing, staying here is another. That’s why this record is called The Devil Don’t Sleep: he doesn’t, and you’ve always gotta be aware. You don’t have to live in fear, just know and pay attention.”