Besties don’t bullshit you. They’ll always tell it like it is, even when it’s the last thing in the world you want to hear. Sometimes it’s too late, and you only find out what’s right for you by doing wrong. But, sometimes they catch you just in time. Just as you’re beginning to fall, and before you make him the biggest mistake of your life!
On her new single, 'Talk Me Out of Him, Erin Gibney's friends are showing her some tough love and giving her a dose of the cold hard truth when it comes to the the guy she’s got her heart set on, because right now she can’t see all the red flags for his blue eyes and smooth talk.
It's a song for all the close calls and the ones that thankfully got away. A Friday night anthem for BFFs everywhere, the song's just waiting to be sung at the tops of your voices at karaoke, when you spot that sleaze ball across a crowded bar sliding up to another unsuspecting girl and remember just how lucky you are.
'Talk Me Out of Him' is premiering exclusively on Holler below.
“This song came from a conversation my friends and I had about someone my friend was involved with at the time,” Gibney told Holler. “They had come to us and told us about this guy that wasn’t treating them right and needed us to convince them not to continue in the relationship. It’s less a story about heartbreak and more about the importance of friendship.”
“In my early 20’s, my friends have supported me through every high and low. They are the people I can always lean on and who give me the best advice when I need it. This song is dedicated to them and everything we have all helped each other through.”
Written with Kirsti Manna and Bill DiLuigi, and produced by Paul Ebersold, ‘Talk Me Out of Him’ is the kind of sparkling pop-country power ballad that Carly Pearce and Kelsea Ballerini have built their careers on.
“I really wanted this song to sound conversational,” Gibney told us. “I wanted it to feel like the listeners were in the room with their best friends and talking about their own relationships. This song draws from very real talks I’ve had with my friends about our own heartbreaks, so the lyrics feel very close to my heart.”
“My favorite line that we came up with was, ‘When it comes to him, I can’t listen to me.’ I feel like it really embodied the “rose-colored glasses” feeling that comes with having newfound feelings for someone. Those are the times that I always turn to my friends to bring me back down to earth and help me rationalize how I’m feeling.”
Just like the song, Gibney knows that all that matters in life is to lay it out there for everyone and tell it like it is.
“I think it’s important to be that honest in your music,” Gibney adds. “It’s scary, but it’s important.
‘Talk Me Out of Him’ is released on July 14th on Rock Ridge Music.