Carly Pearce releases ‘Should’ve Known Better’

29 collection lands Feb 19th

Carly Pearce leans into heartache and hard truths only to emerge more grounded in who she is. With “Should’ve Known Better,” the Kentucky-bred CMA Award-winning singer writes about the life she has lived and lessons learned observing the world around her.

“I’ve discovered a lot about myself over the last year, wrestling with how not to assign so much blame for accepting or overlooking things that in the end know you should’ve known,” Pearce says. “This song is about finding peace in all kinds of relationships as you figure them out, and hopefully, you’re better for the next.”

Pearce penned the track alongside frequent collaborator Emily Shackelton and Jordan Reynolds.

The multi-generational tumble further explores a pivotal year that inspired her full collection called 29, out February 19th via Big Machine Records.

Teaming with McAnally and Osborne, Pearce returned to her roots as a girl who loved the strong women of ‘90s country. The soul slink “Liability” and the slow build homage to Busbee “Show Me Around” gave a shape to the seven songs that compromise the next chapter for the songwriter Rolling Stone Country praises for “the production is lean, highlighting Pearce’s impassioned delivery.

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