Lindsay Ell releases “wAnt me back” from her upcoming sophomore album. “I love watching people step into their own power,” says Ell. “It’s one of the most inspiring moments to watch someone finally see their full potential.” Ell co-wrote this mid-tempo track with hit-maker Kane Brown. Preaching confidence that there is no other you, the song explains a tale as old as time, of the lack of appreciation of someone until they’re gone.
Her concept album called Heart Theory is out on August 14. The country artist announced the project Wednesday on TikTok. “I’ve finally found… the music to my sophomore album!” Ell says in a video. “I’ve been writing this record for the past three years. I wrote these songs about what it feels like exactly when you get out of a breakup… It’s sort of in the progression of what you feel, how to feel and how to figure out what you’re going through.” She continues, “I wrote this record around something called the seven stages of grief… shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance.” She added, “This album is the science of the heart. It’s called Heart Theory and it’s out August 14.” The Country Daily reports that Ell co-wrote 11 of the LP’s 12 tracks with help from co-writers including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Nicole Gaylon Ell’s major-label debut album, The Project, came out in 2017. In 2018, she released a full-album cover of John Mayer’s Continuum called The Continuum Project.