The wait is almost over! After days of teasing new music with cryptic Instagram feed posts, Sam Hunt has given us a name, release date and even a brief clip of his new single. “Kinfolks” will drop Thursday (October 10) at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Hunt posted his latest Insta with a short clip of the song. The lyrics reveal a person who wants to introduce their lover to the most important people and places in their life.
“I want to introduce you to my kinfolks / To my old friends / To the house in the pines where the road ends / Take you to my hometown / Where I grew up / Where I thought I knew it all before I knew what love was / Gave up on it but honey, you got my hopes up / And I'm thinking that I want to introduce you to my kinfolks."
Hunt collaborated with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne to write the song.
“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family," Hunt said. "It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’”
This is Hunt’s first new song released since “Downtown’s Dead,” released back in 2018.
Colton Bradford will have the world premiere of “Kinfolks” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 on 101.7 The Bull.
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