Darius Rucker Delivers Touching New Single “If I Told You”
Darius Rucker, an American singer-songwriter, is no stranger to the musical spotlight. He initially rose to fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina. The band have released five studio albums with Rucker as a member and have charted six Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2002, Darius Rucker released a solo R&B album titled Back to Then through Hidden Beach Recordings. Six years later, he signed to Capitol Nashville as a country music artist and released the album Learn to Live that same year. Its first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, made Rucker the first black artist to reach Number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. In 2009, he became the first black person to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association. Rucker has released four more albums since then: Charleston, SC 1966 (2010), True Believers (2013), Home for the Holidays (2014), and Southern Style (2015).
Set for radio release on July 5th and released on Spotify on June 28th, “If I Told You” is the first single from Darius Rucker’s upcoming fifth country album. It features a soothing piano melody, a persistent yet serene tempo, and sincerely delivered vocals that many fans will find pleasantly familiar. The song’s lyrics focus on the narrator’s reservations about a relationship that’s starting to get serious. He asks his lady if she can look past his faults, such as his gloomy past, the mistakes he’s made, and his passionate desire to chase his dreams. However, all of his worries would fade if he could hear the answer to one question: “Could you love me anyway?”
The most distinctive component of country music is the lyrics. Every song tells a story, and every narrator has something to say, whether it’s about their past, their future, their loves, or their losses. “If I Told You” is no exception. If you’re looking to hear a touching country tune full of passionate soul and relatable emotion, look no further—Darius Rucker and his new single have you covered. Listen to “If I Told You” on YouTube below!