The summer of 2015 was a tough one for Blake Shelton. After his very public divorce from fellow country star Miranda Lambert, Shelton put pen to paper to write some of the most personal songs he’s ever written. Most of those songs will be on the “Sangria” singer’s new album that is set to be released May 20.
In January, Shelton shared that his divorce heavily influenced his new music and that the new album, “If I’m Honest”, will give some insight into the split.
“I’ve written more than I’ve written in 15 years, for obvious reasons — all the awful things that have happened in my personal life — but the way the year ended is also the greatest of my life,” Shelton told Country Countdown USA. “If I got hit by a truck, the label would have enough for a new album.”
Shelton’s first release from the album was exactly what fans expected. “Came Here To Forget” tells the story of two people who recently went through break-ups finding each other and helping each other work through the heartache.
The second single, however, may come as a big surprise to many. Thursday, April 7, Shelton released a gospel tune called “Savior’s Shadow.” The Voice coach said on Twitter that he dreamed the song last summer.
I dreamed the song last summer.. I woke up and wrote down everything I could remember. https://t.co/3nfD82f2QB
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 8, 2016
The worshipful ballad features a pure and simple melody that highlights Blake Shelton’s stunning vocals. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever heard from Shelton before, and we have to admit that we absolutely love it!
Listen to Blake Shelton singing his self-penned gospel song “Savior’s Shadow” below. Purchase the single by clicking here.