It has been said that the best songs come in the musical form of the classic TV “Ripped From The Headlines” episodes. That is, the best songs, especially country songs, come from lived-in experiences, the good or the bad or the damn ugly moments. When it comes to heartbreak and breakup, this is especially true and such is the case on Morgan Evans' new single “Over For You.” The song, which features his feelings about his divorce from fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini, is a beautifully, brutally honest emotional track which he wrote with Madison Love, Geoff Warburton and One Love and premiered at the CMC Rocks QLD Festival. The demand and reaction of the song lead to a release of that performance to streaming while the final studio version could be finalized.
It has been so in-demand that the finalized version has been sent to country radio for an immediate impact where the song is sure to garner a bigger following as people come to realize how his story can be transported to anyone going through the end of a relationship.
"I recorded this vocal on the same day we wrote the song,” said Evans. “It was a difficult time in my life and writing this helped me process a lot of what I was going through. I’d like to thank everyone that has reached out the last few weeks, both those with messages of support and those sharing their own stories.”
That live version from Melbourne was broadcast and talked about on places such as The Bobby Bones Show, Us Weekly, E!, and more. Billboard proclaimed the song as “one of (Evans)’ best releases to date” People stated that Evans “appeared to be channeling his heartbreak into song” while CMT said Evans “places his heart on the line” in the raw ballad.
We have to agree and feel that this one is destined to be THE song to make Morgan Evans a bigger star stateside as he works through his life on the stage.