LONG ISLAND, Ny., March 8, 2013 - Country newcomer Lauren Alaina treated fans to the debut of a brand new song "Break Down" during her performance at WJVC Girls With Guitar concert last night (March 7). The mid-tempo pop-flared Country ballad, written by Heather Morgan and Jimmy Robbins, is off the singer's upcoming sophomore effort, set for release later this year.
"This is one of my new songs," she began before launching into a fantastic delivery of the tune. "So, I'm just gonna sing it."
The young starlet first rose to national prominence on American Idol in 2011, coming in second place to winner Scotty McCreery. Since then, Alaina has released her debut album Wildflower and has slowly been gaining a foothold in the industry. At the 2012 American Country Awards, the 18-year-old walked away with the "Best New Artist" honor, beating out Jana Kramer, Hunter Hayes, The Pistol Annies and Kip Moore for the title. Currently, she's been hard at work in the studio writing and recording her sophomore major label album.
In addition to "Break Down," Alaina has been confirmed to have cut a song titled “Livin’ For The Night Kinda Town," according to Music Row. The track is written by Jaron Boyer, Matt Bronleewe, and Phil Barton. She's also co-written numerous other songs, including “N O” (Alaina, Ross Copperman, Ryan Tyndell), “That Chevrolet” (Alaina, Heather Morgan) “Catching Fire” (Alaina, Cary Barlowe, Shane Stevens), “Goodbye Song” (Alaina, Barlowe, Eric Paslay), “The World Inside Of Your Heart” (Alaina, Barlowe, Paslay) and “I’ll Remember For You” (Alaina, Jessi Alexander, Troy Verges).
Take a listen to the new song to the left.