Anthem

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  • Thomas Rhett opens his Tangled Up album with this track. He explained to the Las Vegas Review Journal: "'Anthem' is a song that I really wanted to cut, strictly to put as number one on the album, because I plan on opening with that song for the next foreseeable future. I just think that song brings such a fantastic energy to open a show with, and I think it really sets the tone for what else is to come on the album."

    He added: "It's basically, the chorus is saying, 'This is an all-night anthem,' and it's a melody that is never going to leave your head. Basically, it's talking about you just being in this environment of the lights going down low, talking about how you need to move your feet, how you need to put your hands up. To me, it was really written as a show opener, and so, that's what we've got here."
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