By Amanda Wicks
Darius Rucker exposes his secrets in his new song “If I Told You,” which he released today (June 28).
In the moving country ballad, Rucker lays out the truth about who he is and all the flaws he sees both in himself and in his life. He asks the person at the center of the song, “Could you love me anyway?”
The song opens with a drumbeat and piano keeping pace before Rucker’s vocals enter the picture. With his trademark gravelly voice, he sings, “What if I told you about my little nothing town?/ The two-room house where I came from/ The man that I got my name from/ I don’t even know where he is now.”
“If I Told You” appears on Rucker’s upcoming sixth country album, which follows closely behind his 2015 album Southern Style. If that seems like a quick turn around between projects, he doesn’t intend to slow down anytime soon. In January, Rucker told The Boot, “I will take a break sometime, but not right now. I don’t feel like it right now. I’m just having fun putting out records and touring, so it’s working.”