Here at NashvilleGab, we pride ourselves on championing new music. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Australian country artist, Elizabeth Donald, and her new single “Easier to Apologize.” The song, out today (July 12), is a powerful ballad about how it’s easier to apologize than to fight in a relationship.
Written by country hit-maker Hillary Lindsey (“Girl Crush, “Two Black Cadillacs”, “American Honey”), “Easier to Apologize,” hearkens back to the heyday of women in country music. Produced at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville by John McBride, Dann Huff, and David Huff, the song is remnant of early releases by Sara Evans, Martina McBride, or Jo Dee Messina. It’s a slow-burning ballad with simple instrumentation that puts Donald’s voice and Lindsey’s lyrics on full display.
“I feel honored to have recorded, ‘Easier to Apologize,’ and I am so excited for this song to be out in the world,” says Donald exclusively to NashvilleGab. “The track was written by Hillary Lindsey, one of the most esteemed songwriters in Nashville, and it was produced by the incredible team at Blackbird. “Easier to Apologize” is a beautiful reminder to forgive others and avoid arguing over petty things. I hope others can resonate with the message of loving one another.”
On the beautiful track, Donald reveals that it’s easier to save a relationship and apologize, rather than fight. The song has a simple message that’s executed masterfully here, with stirring background vocals by Chris Rodriguez (Keith Urban). “But I know you still love me/ And you know I’ll never leave,” Donald sings. “So we, raise that white flag and take those words back/ I start to see your side/ You start to see mine/ So we pour some red wine/ Make love ’til the sun shines/ We know how fast time flies/ It’s easier to apologize.”
While Elizabeth is an Australian artist born and raised in Melbourne, she has called the United Arab Emirates home for the past three years. In addition to the heavy-hitters on this track, she has worked with Grammy-award winning producer, David Foster, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and more. To keep up with Elizabeth Donald, follow her on Instagram and Twitter.