Having spent the past year on a creative odyssey, writing more than 100 new songs and even building his own mobile studio to be able to record music whenever and wherever inspiration struck, Hunter Hayes has pulled the curtain back on the first three tracks from his as-yet-untitled third studio album. Hunter surprised fans by sharing a sampling of his new music – “Yesterday’s Song,” “Amen” and “Young Blood” – via social media on his 25th birthday before shipping his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” to country radio today, October 3. Fully immersed in crafting the song from start to finish, the five-time GRAMMY nominee wrote “Yesterday’s Song” with Barry Dean and Martin Johnson and produced the track with his longtime co-creator, Dann Huff.
In early reviews, Rolling Stone Country calls the single a “hard-driving, Keith Urban-like rocker, with some Lenny Kravitz-inspired guitar” and observes that “Hayes is moving on to embrace a new tune and letting go of ‘yesterday's song’ – a clever, totally appropriate way to introduce this surprisingly turbo-charged number.” Taste of Country notes that the sampling of new music reflects “Hayes’ growing maturity, not only in his vocals and lyrics, but his musical proficiency. Of course, the multi-instrumentalist’s guitar solos are masterful, but the production and composition of each song are a testament to his true talent.”