For those of us who enjoy the stories that are being told through the lyrics in country music, the song Colder Weather is the perfect example. This song was released by the Zac Brown Band not long ago as a single. The music video and meaning behind the song are both amazing.
The song was instantly a hit and their music video is amazing as it tells the story right along with the words to the song. The author of the song sat down and explained where the song came from he said “There was a girl I was seeing, who lived in Kansas City. We really liked each other, but geography and timing just wasn’t working for us. She was getting pretty frustrated with the whole thing and wanted me to slow down, as far as traveling so much and all those things. I wasn’t willing to do that because we were just getting started, and I’m chasing my dreams.
I was going to see her. We were in Green Bay, Wisc. playing a show with Little Big Town, and it was pouring down snow. We were supposed to go to Kansas City the next day for some radio thing, but the radio people canceled. Instead, we just went on to wherever we were going next. I had to call her and tell her that I wasn’t going to make it. She was not a happy camper. She let me have it. I hung up the phone, walked on the bus and wrote the chorus and the melody to the chorus.
Me and Zac worked on the first chorus together. I knew the song was special. You can just tell as a writer when you’ve written something that has a chance to be big or special. I knew that one was.”
When you know the meaning behind a song it means much more than a song that just has a catchy beat in my opinion and I think that this song tells a great story that can be interpreted however you like it to be whether it be missing your family or a love that can’t happen.