Luke Bryan’s new album ‘Bryan’ is ‘a song about love’
— The world has spoken, and Luke Bryan is a songwriter, a performer, a champion.
And now the superstar musician is back with a new album, his third album in four years.
It’s called Bryan, and it’s out Friday (April 29).
“This is my first album, and I’m still learning,” Bryan told Billboard, explaining that he wrote the album in the wake of the death of his father.
“I have no idea what it’s about.
I don’t really know who I am or who I want to be.
I know I have a great artist in me.
But I’ve just been trying to find something to make music about that I can relate to.
I have been trying so hard to figure out my voice.
And I think it’s a really, really good idea to me.”
The album is not his first foray into the music business, as Bryan has written and produced numerous hits for artists including Drake, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga.
The first was the self-titled debut album that appeared in 2002, and then followed with “Boys & Girls” (2005), “Bryan’s Song” (2008), and “Brancy” (2013).
His latest album, Bryan the Artist, is out on May 15.
The album features three of Bryan’s biggest hits: the ballad “Love Me Like You Do,” the balladeer “Lucky You” and the song “Waking Up,” which Bryan sings as he lies dying from a heroin overdose in the “Lemony Snicket” movie.
The song was inspired by a personal experience he had with a drug dealer named “Nelly,” who became the inspiration for Bryan’s character in the film.
Bryan also wrote the lyrics to the song, which are the first lines from the song.
“I’m in this world with a heroin addict and he’s in the movie playing me,” Bryan sings on the album’s first single, “Lazy Lightnin’.” “He’s my hero, but I’m going through a lot.
He’s trying to be me, and he can’t.
I’m like, ‘Man, you need to be my hero.'””
I don’t want to sound like a bad person,” Bryan added, speaking about his drug addiction.
“But he needs to know I love him.”
As the album opens, Bryan begins to tell the story of his childhood in Tennessee.
The music is heavy and full of sadness and longing, but he also sings, “I just want to see you.
I just want you to know how much I love you.”
The album’s title track begins with Bryan singing, “You’ve been on my mind for years, and you’re still the only one I can count on for a happy ending.”
The song was written while he was trying to get sober and was inspired during a conversation with his friend, who was working with his mother to deal with his drug use.
“She’s not trying to kill me, but she’s not helping me either,” Bryan says.
“And I’m just like, Why not?
I just love her, and she’s so much better than me.
So I just go, I just wanna see you.”
When he finished his song, Bryan took a shower and took a few deep breaths.
Then he sang, “We need to find love.
And you need love.”
After the shower, Bryan went to a local hospital to visit his father, who died in 2007.
“He died from a cocaine overdose,” Bryan said.
“It was a terrible accident.
It was very unfortunate.
It could have been my father’s death, or my mother’s death.
It just didn’t end up that way.”
Bryan had been sober for a year and a half before the accident, and at the time, his mother had been trying for months to get his father a prescription for a medication called Suboxone.
When the family tried to make a drug prescription from the doctor, the prescription was denied.
The family was so distraught, they took the medication themselves.
Bryan says his father was in “a complete funk.”
“I couldn’t handle him anymore,” Bryan recalled.
“At first I didn’t understand why, and by the time I understood why, I didn