Whiskey Sour

Album: Different Man (2022)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • A whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and egg white. During this breakup ballad, a lonesome Kane Brown is sipping his whiskey-based cocktail as he tries to drown the memory of a quickly dissolved marriage.
  • Throughout the song, Brown recounts the tale of the ill-fated relationship. From his ex ordering him a whiskey sour and saying she loves him, to their split just a month after their wedding, the track tells a heartbreaking story. Melancholic banjo, acoustic guitar and fiddle anchor Brown's vocals.
  • Adam Craig, Jaxson Free and Josh Hoge wrote the song. When the happily married Brown first heard "Whiskey Sour," he related to the lyrics through the experiences of those around him. "The story behind the song is kind of weird for me," he said. "All my friends are really going through a depressing time with relationships. So when I heard this song for the first time, it really resonated with me just because the people around me and that's why I fell in love with the song so much."
  • Kane Brown co-produced the song with guitarist Ilya Toshinsky. It marked the country star's production debut.
  • Alex Alvga directed the video, filming it with a single camera in one take. The camera circles Brown and a group of players that includes Runaway June's Natalie Stovall playing fiddle.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

John Parr

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Vince Clarke

Vince ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.

Black Sabbath

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" Album

Arrested For Your Art - The Story Of 2 Live Crew's "Obscene" AlbumSong Writing

In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.

Real or Spinal Tap

Real or Spinal TapMusic Quiz

They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.

Al Jourgensen of Ministry

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.