Brad Paisley is sharing his new song, “Same Here,” from his forthcoming new album, Son of The Mountains. The song features Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and is released as a remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine. Paisley was recently named an ambassador for UNITED24, and proceeds from “Same Here” will go to their Rebuild Ukraine program, launched by President Zelenskyy, as the main venue for collecting charitable donations to rebuild and restore homes damaged by the current war.
Paisley shared: “‘Same Here’ with President Zelenskyy is one of the pieces of this album that represents so much a part of my journey from West Virginia to now. One of the prevailing themes on this album is freedom. That’s something I truly believe in, and think is our most precious gift as Americans. The song is grounded in observing life in the United States, then to people from other countries who speak different languages and to one across the ocean that’s at war. We start to realize how similar we all are.”
Zelenskyy says of the song: “We speak different languages in our life, yes … But I think we appreciate the same things – children, freedom, our flag, our soldiers, our people, the biggest treasure we have. And friends. And we’re proud of our army who defends our freedom and will defend our lives. We’re fighting for our children, our parents to defend our houses and families …There is no distance between our countries in such values … That is very important to see that they are really in many, in many things, really the same.”
Paisley says of his upcoming LP: “Son of The Mountains is a collection of songs that I’ve been writing and working on for a while now. The music encompasses a lot of big themes and perspectives from a kid that came from a small town in West Virginia after having seen a bit of the world. The record doesn’t shy away from reflection, real life and situations that are going on and what I think country music is- which is truth.”
Take a listen to “Same Here” at this link.
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