Story Behind the Song: Jason Aldean, ‘We Back’
For his tempo-driven, rock-inflected single "We Back," Jason Aldean relied on songwriting assistance from some of his favorite collaborators. Read on to learn the story behind the song, told in Aldean's own words.
"We Back" was co-written by Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line. Those guys went in, and he called me up one day and asked what we were missing from the album, what we needed. The first thing I always tell people is, "We need tempo," just because those are the hardest ones to find.
They went in, I guess, a day or two later, and started writing. He texted me back a couple days after that and said, "Hey, I'm about to send you a song we wrote. I think you're gonna like it." He sent it, and it was exactly what we needed. We had some tempo stuff on the album, but not quite like that, and we were kinda looking for that song to launch the album.
I felt like, on the last couple records, we had done things that were a little more laid-back: "Any Ol' Barstool," "Drowns the Whiskey," "You Make It Easy." And I still love that anthem stuff. Those are the songs in our show that really kinda drive the show. So I felt like it had been a minute since we had had one, and I felt like we needed to launch this record with a tempo. So I immediately texted him back, like, "Man, we're going in next week, and I wanna cut it." And we did. We cut it just a few days later.
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