LeAnn Rimes, ‘Love Line’ [Exclusive Premiere]
"Love Line" was co-written by Rimes, Darrell Brown and Paul Barry. The song was inspired by two very important people in Rimes' life: her stepsons, Mason and Jake, the children of her husband, Eddie Cibrian.
"At first I wanted to write about being a stepmom to my stepsons ... letting them know that we were bound not by a bloodline but by a love line," Rimes tells The Boot. "After the song was finished and I could step back and really listen to it, I realized that the song was not just for them but for everyone, that we are all bound together by love."
"Love Line" is a moody, soulful track, and Rimes gets right to the point in its chorus, singing, "They say blood is thicker than the water / I say love is thicker than blood / 'Cause you and I are bound by a love line." Her familiar powerhouse voice tells listeners, "We'll walk together down this love line / I'll keep you safe and sound on this love line / Don't ever doubt the power of this love line / We're bound to be free on this love line."
Rimes' first single from Remnants, a cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story," was released in the UK over the summer, and the record's newest single, "Long Live Love," debuted on Monday (Jan. 23). The singer co-wrote 10 of the record's 14 songs. The album is all about living an authentic life -- and even if you fall apart, Rimes says, you can pick up "the most authentic pieces or remnants of ourselves" and move forward.
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