Chris Young shows his vulnerability with the debut of his new song, “Drowning.” In the video clip that was posted by the Grand Ole Opry on their YouTube account, Chris performed one of his new songs. In his performance, the singer breaks down in tears when he was about to finish his song.

This usually happens to artists when they feel too connected with their performance. We can’t help but listen and know more about the story behind the song and why it is emotional.

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via Screengrab from Youtube

Behind Chris Young’s “Drowning”

Chris Young co-wrote the song with his friends Cory Crowder and Josh Hoge. They wrote the song with a special someone in mind. Unfortunately, the story behind the track was the death of a special friend. They honored their friend’s memory through the song.

He first teased the release of the song through his social media. He said that it was one of the saddest songs he wrote, and the message was significant to him. When he debuted the song at the prestigious Opry Stage, a lot of his fans connected to him. They said that they get the meaning of the song and they also shared their stories of losing someone special to them.

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via Chris Young’s official Facebook Page

Lyrics Breakdown

How you were taken way too soon
It ain’t the same here without you

Losing someone dear and special to us is really hard to get over with. As we can see from Chris Young’s performance, he still feels the heartbreak of losing his friend. The lyrics also did not shy away from trying to question life taking away someone special to us.

The song is relatable to those who experienced the same loss. This is proven by the number of people who approached the singer when he performed the song. He was successful in connecting to his audience because the lyrics and melody of his new music give a sense of hope that things will get better.