While Lauren Alaina is in the country Top 40 this week with “Getting Good,” she’s got her eye on Getting Over Him, a new EP planned for September 4. Alaina released the project’s first track, “Run,” to digital platforms today. She wrote the song with Ben Johnson and Kennedi.
“We are all running. Constantly. Non-Stop,” Alaina said in a statement. “Even in this quarantine we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been. Life just keeps going and going and going in unbelievable paces as we try to race ourselves to the next thing.”
She added, “My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is, we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen.”
Getting Over Him features two duets, including the title track with labelmate and friend Jon Pardi. She joins pop star Lukas Graham for “What Do You Think Of.” Alaina co-wrote all six songs on Getting Over Him. The project follows her 2017 album, Road Less Traveled, and a Spring 2020 EP, Getting Good.
“Music is my lifeline. Music literally pulls me out of everything I ever go through [career, heartbreak, family, self-worth, love] and I feel really empowered with this music. I feel like this music shows my personal growth and my emotional growth,” Alaina said.
“This EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Traveled and to hold on to that confidence,” she added. “I get to celebrate that with this music, and I am so excited. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.”
Alaina release a special mix of “Getting Good” in June featuring her friend and mentor, Trisha Yearwood.
Track Listing for Lauren Alaina’s Getting Over Him
1. “Run” (Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi
2. “If I Was a Beer” (Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hardy)
3. “Bar Back” (Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hillary Lindsey)
4. “Getting Over Him” (duet with Jon Pardi) (Lauren Alaina/Paul DiGiovanni/Emily Weisband)
5. “See You in Your Hometown” (Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi)
6. “What Do You Think Of?” (duet with Lukas Graham) (Lauren Alaina/Johan Carlsson/Asia Whiteacre)