The steamy R&B-infused nation music began when Underwood met with David Garcia, who beforehand labored on Florida Georgia Line‘s smash hit “Meant to Be.”
“It was what made me acknowledge in a short time that I needed to work extra with David,” Underwood tells Billboard of their first-ever collaboration. “We’re the identical age. I imply, we type of grew up on the similar time and have loads in frequent so far as persona, and he’s such an ideal music man and monitor man, and I really feel like I’m higher at melody and lyrics. We simply type of crammed in one another’s gaps musically.”
The purpose of the pair’s first session was to diversify Underwood’s sonic palette and create a sound she had not beforehand explored. Garcia pitched a sound that he had been exploring, after which the monitor started to come back collectively.
“We listened to a couple different issues however saved going again to that first concept. After which it type of got here in a short time,” he relates.
Underwood launched the title “Consuming Alone,” which then induced one of many music’s co-writers, Brett James, to show the music’s hook into “consuming alone collectively.” Underwood improvised the “ooh, ooh, ooh” passage, which might later develop into the signature for the intro and shut of the music.
“We had been really recording the demo,” recollects James. “She simply type of sang that for enjoyable, and we had been like, ‘That’s it. That’s our reply.'”
Whereas Underwood was uncertain if “Consuming Alone” would develop into a single, the music was ultimately chosen because the fourth single from her Cry Fairly album. Underwood gave a show-stopping efficiency of the music on the 2019 CMA Awards on Nov. 13.
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