Mitchell Tenpenny sings on this rhythmic, pop-country track about choosing to dial up an ex as a result of too much booze - a phenomenon known as "drunk dialing." Naturally, the inspiration for the drunken love song came from a bar.
The singer recalled to Taste of Country
that he was sitting with his drink when he overheard "a real Southern fella" saying goodbye to his pal. "Aw, buddy, I'll call you later."
Tenpenny misheard it as "'alcohol you later" and a light bulb went off in his head for a song idea. A look on the internet revealed that nobody previously had realized "Alcohol" could be used as a play on words for "I'll call" as a song title.