Heartache can put you through it. It’s like having your heart put through a meat grinder. With his new song “I’m on the Whiskey,” Chancey Williams pulls up a stool at the local watering hole to drown his sorrows. “She’s drinking that champagne, and I’m getting sky high on this surefire cure from Lynchburg, Tennessee,” he sings. His matter-of-fact vocal tosses gasoline on the fire, as underneath there’s a tinge of regret and pain pounding in his eardrums.
“She ain’t comin’ back so bartender hit me,” he continues, winding up as the booze hits his stomach. “She’s on the plane and I’m on the whiskey”
On the song, written with Jody Stevens and Trent Willmon, he describes his approach, saying, “This ol boy in the song, he lost his girl to the rich dude. Dammit! We tell it in a fun way, but I still bet a lot of guys out there will relate to it. The classic ‘regular guy loses girl to rich dude’ story.”
Listen to “I’m on the Whiskey” below.
Williams’ “I’m on the Whiskey” follows the 12-track project One of These Days, released back in March.