Sam Hunt hasn’t released new music since 2018’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow up single to 2017’s mega-smash hit “Body Like a Back Road.” Fans who have eagerly awaited to hear from the hunky singer can rest easy now. Sam is teasing his brand new single, “Kinfolks.”
“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family,” Sam says in a statement. “It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.
Penned by Sam, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” has Sam picks up where he left off singing about introducing his kinfolk, those friends who have been with you in life from the early days, to his lady.
“I want to introduce you to my kinfolks / To my old friends / To the house in the pines where the road ends / Take you to my hometown / Where I grew up / Where I thought I knew it all before I knew what love was / Gave up on it but honey, you got my hopes up / And I’m thinking that I want to introduce you to my kinfolks,” Sam sings in the chorus.
In the Instagram post, Sam shares a snippet of the new upbeat song, which will be released on October 10.
“New single KINFOLKS available everywhere tomorrow at 5pmET!,” Sam wrote in the post.