Friday, August 30, 2019
– Ashley McBryde is out with a new song, the first from a sophomore disc expected in 2020.
"One Night Standards" was released today.
McBryde was sitting in a writer's room of her management office in East Nashville earlier this year with "Girl Going Nowhere's" "Livin' Next to Leroy" and "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" co-writer Nicolette Hayford.
They came up with the lines, "It ain't somethin', I wanna spend a lot of time in... I ain't gonna stay for the weekend..." before noting, "there's something in that notion that not everything has to last forever."
"We had to walk away from it to give it a second to breathe," McBryde said. "When we got back in a room, this time Shane (McAnally) was with us, and I joked, 'You know, hotel rooms...they only have one night stand for a reason. They're one night stand-ers.' Shane and Nic's eyes lit up, 'Did you just say one night standards?'"
So they came up with the lyrics:
It's just a room key, you ain't gotta lie to me
Can't you just use me, like I'm using you
How it goes is, the bar closes
There's no king bed covered in roses
Just a room, without a view
I don't want a number you ain't gonna answer
Let's just stick to the one night standards
McBryde is once again working with producer Jay Joyce and her band: Quinn Hill on drums, Chris Sancho on bass, Matt Helmkamp on electric guitar (along with McBryde and Joyce), Chris Harris on background vocals and acoustic guitar (Joyce also plays on acoustic and keys).