Featuring a somber slide guitar intro, Lauren Alaina’s newest offering off her upcoming sophomore album continues to show her growth as an artist and as a person. “Same Day Different Bottle,” written by Alaina with the outstanding Dan Couch and Caitlyn Smith, recalls the emotion felt when loving someone, who struggles with alcoholism.
“Oh Jim Beam, makes you mean, a couple shots and you’ll be ready for a fight. When I look into those bourbon eyes, I see a man that I don’t recognize, I wish you would be a little bit stronger, and I wish I could turn that whiskey into water,” Alaina mourns in the opening lines of the song. With a simple arrangement, her vocals shine and allow the listener to relate and really hear the lyrics clearly.
Following her first single, “Road Less Traveled,” which stares adversity in the face and empowers past self-image issues, “Same Day Different Bottle” is deliberate and is bound to stir emotions among country listeners. In a genre where drinking cold beer or whiskey is the everyday norm, the dark sides of alcohol are rarely discussed. Affecting so many families, the song will certainly strike a chord.
“I am so excited to get this album out,” Alaina shares in a release. “I wrote for it for three and a half years. I’ve grown so much as a person, a songwriter and an artist in that time. These songs are a true representation of who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going. This album has pushed me to accept who I am and be 100% honest about it. Road Less Traveled is truly ME. I can’t wait to share my stories, my music and myself with the world.”
Listen to “Same Day Different Bottle” below and pre-order the full album on iTunes.