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Payback
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Rascal Flatts‘ ‘Payback’ is the catchiest song the group has released since ‘Me and My Gang.’ Fans will find grains of this hook stuck to them for days after a single listen. Like sand at the beach, you just can’t get away from the trio’s latest cut from ‘Rewind.’

And you may not want to. Gary LeVox brings a new perspective to the “broken-hearted and buck wild” storyline. He’s looking to help some young woman, umm … recover.

Baby, I could be your payback / Hey, gonna help you get your sway back / Take ya to the dance floor, I’mma lean ya way back / Yeah, I’mma lean ya way back,” he sings at the chorus.

Aaron Eshuis, Neil Mason and Ryan Hurd wrote ‘Payback.’ These aren’t household names in country music, and this song reflects that. It doesn’t sound like anything else on the radio, but stays true to Rascal Flatts’ repertoire.

I bet he’s sittin’ at home all alone in the dark / Probably textin’ like mad, wants to know where you are / ‘Cause he didn’t even know what he had ’til he lost it / Should have known runnin’ around was gonna cost him,” the group sings at the second verse.

‘Payback’ is an undeniable country earworm that’s bound to be a live show favorite. It reflects the trio’s new direction and is the first single to include Howard Benson as producer.

Why Fans Will Love It: ‘Payback’ could make the dead get up and start dancing.

Key Lyrics: “Baby, I could be your payback / Hey, gonna help you get your sway back / Take ya to the dance floor, I’mma lean ya way back / Yeah, I’mma lean ya way back”

Did You Know?: Benson was mostly a rock producer before taking the helm of songs on ‘Rewind.’ Motorhead, Hoobastank and Daughtry are a few acts he’s worked with.

Listen to Rascal Flatts, ‘Payback’

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