It’s no secret that inventive liberties are sometimes taken in music, and nation singer Morgan Wallen‘s music “Dying Man” isn’t any exception. Whereas the topic of “Dying Man” is a girl, Wallen doesn’t take into consideration a girl when he performs the music. As a substitute, the nation artist revealed that he thinks of his son, Indigo.
Morgan Wallen thinks it will be ‘inauthentic’ to sing ‘Dying Man’ about a girl
On March 3, Wallen launched his third studio album, One Factor at a Time. “Dying Man” is the ultimate music on the 36-song tracklist.
In an interview with American Songwriter following the discharge of One Factor at a Time, Wallen shared why he doesn’t sing “Dying Man” about a girl although that’s what the lyrics counsel.
“I don’t have a girlfriend or a wife, so I would inauthentic if I’m singing a love song about a woman changing my life,” Wallen defined. “You know, that wouldn’t feel right to me.”
He continued, “But my son did, and that’s really where the song hits home for me.”
What’s the music ‘Dying Man’ about?
“Dying Man” is each a music about fame and a music about love. With the music, Wallen references totally different pitfalls and fears that include fame whereas referencing totally different celebrities. The nation singer additionally credit a girl for placing him on a higher path.
“I was a bad reputation, with an attitude to match/ Hell bent on goin’ nowhere, and gettin’ there lightning fast/ Twenty-one and lookin’ thirty, but actin’ half my age/ Bound to hit a wall before I ever hit the brakes,” he sings within the music’s first verse.
Within the refrain of “Dying Man,” Wallen sings, “Codeine, it got Elvis/ Whiskey, it got Hank/ I always thought somethin’ like that might send me on my way/ But you took hold of me, like only a woman can/ And gave one good reason to live, to a set on dyin’ man.”
Morgan Wallen sings ‘Dying Man’ about his son
Wallen’s son Indie was born in July 2020, and Wallen co-parents Indie together with his ex-partner, KT Smith. Talking with American Songwriter, Wallen defined that whereas he has “written” songs about his son, he has not launched any to the general public simply but.
“Being a dad hasn’t changed a whole lot about my songwriting process. You know, unless I’m specifically writing a song for him. And I haven’t even done, I have not recorded a song like that just because I haven’t found the right one or you know said the right words,” Wallen defined.
He continued, “I’ve written some but they’re just not what I, you know, they didn’t turn out how I wanted to.”
In the intervening time, Wallen considers “Dying Man” to be about his son Indie.
“A song like ‘Dying Man’ for example, we used a woman in the song, but to me, it’s me talking about my son,” Wallen advised American Songwriter.
One Factor at a Time is accessible now.