Darius Rucker unleashes skeletons from his closet in “If I Told You,” placing himself in the limbo of a relationship that’s starting to get serious and asking if his lady can look past his faults.
Set for release to radio on July 5th, “If I Told You” is the first single off Rucker’s upcoming fifth country album, and was written by Music Row hitmakers Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite. Featuring a delicate piano melody, patient tempo and an off-beat, conversational vocal delivery, the song captures a stage in the search for lasting love that many listeners will find all-too familiar.
The song’s narrator is all-in, it seems, but he’s still not sure if the relationship can survive his past. There’s so much his love interest doesn’t know, so he decides to lay it all out – things like mistakes from long ago, personality quirks and a burning desire to chase his dreams far, far away. The potential roadblocks are many, but they could all evaporate with the answer to one question: “Could you love me anyway?”
Check out Rucker’s emotional shot in the dark above. His Good for a Good Time Tour with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray resumes on July 7th in Englewood, Colorado, and continues through September 11th in Alpharetta, Georgia.