Kameron Marlowe and Ella Langley Strike A Chord With “Strangers”

Standout Country star Kameron Marlowe impacted Country radio yesterday (5/28) with his soul-stirring duet “Strangers” with rising Country maverick Ella Langley. The track, which Billboard dubbed a “mighty vocal pairing” (Billboard), comes in with a career-high 36 first-week stations. “Strangers” hits the airwaves ahead of Marlowe’s highly anticipated sophomore album release, Keepin’ The Lights On, arriving this Friday, May 31. 

Kameron Marlowe and Ella Langley Strike A Chord With “Strangers”
Photo credit: Trea Allen

LISTEN: “STRANGERS”

“With the album release coming this Friday and ‘Strangers’ going to radio this week, I’m beyond grateful,” shares Marlowe. “This song is so special and I hope everyone out there listening loves it just as much as I do! Thank you Country radio for playing this song, excited to see where this takes us!”

Written by Langley, Marlowe, Will Bundy and Chase McGill, the track explores the complexities of toxic relationships, showcasing the duo’s harmonies as they grapple with the fine line between being friends or lovers. The emotional ballad pulls listeners back and forth between the fear of losing one another and the danger of crossing boundaries after a complicated relationship unfolds. Marlowe’s “jaw-dropping vocal range” (Country Now) seamlessly intertwines with Langley’s soulful undertones as they dance around the unavoidable catch-22 of love and heartbreak. Watch the previously released music video here. 

Upon release, critical acclaim for the “brilliant duet” (Holler) poured in, praising “two of the best young voices in all of Nashville coming together” (Whiskey Riff). “He’s a very powerful vocalist, but Langley keeps up with Marlowe on this power ballad. Sparks Fly,” MusicRow hails. Marlowe recently wrapped his Strangers Tour with special guest Tucker Wetmore, which brought Marlowe’s “formidable vocals” (Billboard) to 13 cities across the country. 

The 2024 ACM New Male Artist of the Year nominee has delighted fans with multiple tracks off the “must-hear album in May 2024” (Grammy.com) as he prepares to unveil his “smokey, blues-soaked follow-up” (PopCulture) on Friday, May 31. Outfitted with 16 carefully crafted tracks, including “Strangers,” “On My Way Out,” “Quit You” and “Tennessee Don’t Mind,” the forthcoming record promises to showcase his versatility as an artist, offering a blend of moments drenched in honky-tonk rhythm and melody laced with a dusty aura of solid Country gold. 

Focused on heart-gripping lyrics that dig into life’s struggles, he exposes the familiarity of heartbreak but positively shifts into the idea of breaking down your walls to let in the one who changes everything. Produced by Dann Huff and featuring writing credits from Kendell Marvel, James McNair, Wyatt McCubbin and more, Keepin’ The Lights On invites listeners into Marlowe’s world – from childhood to modern day – offering a transparent showcase of growth, maturity and most importantly, a lifetime of fulfilling promises. It’s a journey that dives deep into the human experience, touching on themes of mental health, battling feelings of inadequacy and the relentless pursuit of success. Come May 31, Marlowe will wear his heart on his sleeve, revealing vulnerability in a way he’s never done before. 

A triple-threat singer, songwriter and performer with nearly one billion on demand career streams to date, Marlowe charges into 2024 as MusicRow’sNext Big Thing, reinforcing previous acclaim from Opry’s NextStage, CMT’s Listen Up, Amazon Music’s One to Watch, Pandora, Spotify and more than a dozen media outlets. As 2024 shapes up to be his biggest yet, more exciting announcements can be expected very soon. Keep up with Marlowe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok and visit KameronMarlowe.com for tour dates and more information.

KEEPIN’ THE LIGHTS ON TRACK LIST:

1. “911” (Wyatt McCubbin/John Pierce/Micah Wilshire)

2. “Nothin’ Slowin’ Us Down” (Kameron Marlowe/Mitchell Tenpenny/Rob Williford/Dallas Wilson)

3. “On My Way Out” (Michael Hardy/Ben Johnson/Hunter Phelps/Taylor Phillips/Bobby Pinson)

4. “Never Really Know” (Kameron Marlowe/James McNair)

5. “Tennessee Don’t Mind” (Charles Kelley/Daniel Tashian)

6. “Leaning On You” (Kameron Marlowe/Erik Dylan/Wyatt McCubbin/Taylor Phillips)

7. “I Can Run” (Tucker Beathard/Oscar Charles Gnaedig/Ben Roberts)

8. “High Hopes” (Josh Osborne/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi)

9. “One That I Don’t Call” (Wyatt McCubbin/James McNair/John Pierce)

10. “Lock Me Up” (Ben Johnson/Jordan Minton/Hunter Phelps/Taylor Phillips)

11.  “Will It Be There in the Morning” (Kameron Marlowe/Mitchell Tenpenny/Dallas Wilson)

12. “Quit You” (Kameron Marlowe/James McNair/John Pierce)

13. “Smaller” (Erik Dylan/Wyatt McCubbin)

14. “Strangers (with Ella Langley)” (Kameron Marlowe/Ella Langley/Will Bundy/Chase McGill)

15. “Broke Down in a Truck” (Taylor Baynum/Nathan Justis/Dave Michael/Colby Williford)

16. “Keepin’ the Lights On” (Kameron Marlowe/Kendell Marvel/Phil O’Donnell)

About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. Want to collab on some content? Email me. Want my rates for commercial promo work? Get them right here.

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