Lady Antebellum returns to country radio with their powerful new single “What If I Never Get Over You.” The soaring ballad is their first release on new label home BMLG Records after a long tenure on Capitol Records Nashville and has the trio stylistically embracing their early days as a band.
A stirring song about love lost, “What If I Never Get Over You” is a duet between Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. The song, penned by Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, and Laura Veltz, follows the storyline of a former couple as they move on from each other. All the while, each person questions if they made the right decision.
“What if I’m tryin’, but then I close my eyes/ And then I’m right back, lost in that last goodbye/ And what if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do/ What if I never get over you,” Lady Antebellum sing on the chorus.
The song comes vividly to life in its music video, directed by Sarah McColgan, which shows one woman moving out of a shared home with her boyfriend. Flashbacks from her life with that ex are spliced between her trying to move on with another relationship.
"It’s been several years since we’ve had a chance to release a duet like this as a single,” Kelley says in a statement. “When we played it for our team their excitement reassured us this song was the one to lead with out of the gate. It's been a bit of our magic from day one. Our very first song in 2006, 'All We'd Ever Need,' was just written for Hillary, but she said, 'Charles, you should sing a verse too’ and that's how we started the co-lead singer thing."
Watch the video for “What If I Never Get Over You” below.