BY JOSEPH HUDAK
The track appears on Nelson's just announced album Sticks and Stones
Lukas Nelson and Lainey Wilson lobby for a night with benefits (and zero regrets) in their spunky new duet “More Than Friends.” It’s a bright, rollicking country-rock anthem and announces Nelson’s new album, Sticks and Stones, the follow-up to Nelson’s A Few Stars Apart.
“Let’s pretend we’re more than friends tonight,” Nelson sings, teeing up the cheeky message of the collab, before both harmonize on the carpe diem pre-chorus: “Forget tomorrow, we can face the music then/but I promise you tonight will never end.”
“More Than Friends” is the first taste of Nelson’s upcoming LP Sticks and Stones, due July 14. In a statement, the singer-guitarist (and son of the legendary Willie Nelson) says he always envisioned the song as a duet. “I am a big fan of Lainey and she was at the top of my list of artists I wanted to sing with me on this track,” he said. “When we sent her the song, I was thrilled to hear back that she loved it and wanted to do it.”
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