Chris Lane may be known for his feel-good songs and undeniable swagger but on new song “Hero,” the singer shares a different side of himself. The soaring ballad was penned by Josh Miller and follows several characters as they navigate life by themselves and hope to find a hero to fill the void.
While the song’s opening tells the tale of a young girl who is lost and is hoping for attention, the second verse focuses on a high school boy playing football with an absentee dad.
“He’s all geared up for his football game / He’s wearing his jersey with the same last name / That’s a reminder of the guy who ain’t around these days / And his mama’s up in them aluminum stands / Saying ‘Run, baby, run!’ / She’s his number one fan doing the best she can / Wondering why his daddy can’t be a better man,” Chris croons.
“‘Hero’ is a very special song to me. I’ve never had a song quite like this one,” Chris says in a statement. “It’s one of those story songs you always look for, and the third verse really hits home for me. It’s who I am, it’s how I grew up.”
The third verse focuses on faith and has Chris singing about being in church, listening to a preacher and accepting Jesus. “Jesus is a hero and everybody needs a hero,” he sings on the song’s final verse.
“The song I’m releasing tonight is called “Hero” it’s a special song!” Chris shares on Twitter. “Hope it hits you like it hit me!!! If you like your country music with a story behind it!! This songs for you!! I’ve never recorded a song quite like this one!! That 3rd verse says it all.”
Y’all check out my new song “Hero” 🙏🏻 This one means a lot to me!! pic.twitter.com/SGQtSRnsLw
— Chris Lane (@iamchrislane) July 6, 2018
“Hero” follows three previously released instant grat tracks from Chris’ forthcoming sophomore album, Laps Around the Sun, out July 13.