Darius Rucker is back with a new single! “If I Told You” is the lead single from his 5th studio album. Rucker displays the same raw emotion that was present in his first #1 “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”
“If I Told You” is about a man putting it all out there for the one he loves and trying to show that person how much they mean to him. The song is reminiscent of the ballads of the 90’s. “If I Told You” has a simple melody but is also very strong lyrically and heartfelt. Rucker’s vocals shine on this track.
LISTEN TO: DARIUS RUCKER’S “IF I TOLD YOU”
Lyrics such as:
If I told you all the stupid things I’ve done / I’d blamed on being young/But I was old enough to know, I know / If I told you the mess that I can be / When there’s no one there to see / Would you look the other way, cause you love me anyway?
Make this song one of the most heartfelt and emotional songs that Rucker has put out.
Rucker shared why he recorded the song and talks about how it touched him.
“I always tell people, the first time I heard [the Black Crowes’] ‘She Talks To Angels,’ those lyrics did something to me. I probably requested that song eight times at different bars in Columbia, S.C. before going home, putting on Bonnie Raitt’s Home Plate, and trying to write ‘She Talks To Angels’ for Bonnie Raitt. ‘Let Her Cry’ just poured out, For me, ‘If I Told You,’ inspired me like ‘Angels’ as it’s not a song I wrote, but as a songwriter I would not change a line as it moves me to want to not only sing along but also as a songwriter it inspires a new perspective.”
Rucker also goes onto talk about his excitement of starting the new record and stepping outside of his comfort zone.
“What I love about each album is the opportunity to expand on what we’ve done in the past—to push myself and the band creatively, vocally and lyrically. At the end of the day, I’m a fan of great stories and great songs. With ‘Wagon Wheel’ I loved the visual it painted and it’s a song I can truly say I look forward to performing every night. With ‘If I Told You,’ I can’t wait to share in that vulnerability with the fans from the stage night-after-night.”
“If I Told You” is available on most digital retailers! For more information visit dariusrucker.com