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This Marv Green, Heather Morgan, and Jimmy Robbins penned mid-tempo Country ballad was released by Sara Evans as the lead single from her seventh studio album. Evans debuted the song during her annual fan club party in June 2013.
The track is sung from the perspective of a woman threatening to walk out on her man. "I knew, as I've known with other songs that I've written and recorded, that 'Slow Me Down' was me," said Evans. "I love songs that evoke emotion — it really is what connects people to the music. When we went into the studio to record ['Slow Me Down'] my main goal was to capture the desperation and passion in the song — to strike a balance between a strong vocal and the emotion that would pull in the listener."
The song's narrator finishes by telling her man that if he has something to say that he should "hurry up and slow [her] down."
"There's definitely something about it," Evans told Billboard magazine. "That's what we all felt when we heard it. When they pitched it to us, it was so emotional and the thought of 'Hurry Up and Slow Me Down' is one of the best lines I have heard in a song in so long. I'm very lucky they pitched it to me."
The song's music video was directed by Peter Zavadil, who has helmed many of Evans' previous clips. Her love interest is played by NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, who got a call from the singer just days before the scheduled shoot.
Evans said to Billboard magazine regarding the album's alluring cover art: "I loved the idea of standing in front of the clock because of 'Slow Me Down.' We were shooting at this beach house in Malibu, and this clock was outside. We liked the way – not to sound weird – that the legs looked, thought it was sexy, but still classy. We're standing in front of the clock, it says 'Slow Me Down,' and the legs are a part of the clock, almost."
I also loved the one-sleeve sweater with the bangles," she added, "so style-wise, I thought it was cool with the fashion."
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