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Dustin Lynch Laments on ‘Love Me or Leave Me Alone,’ Duet With Karen Fairchild [Listen]

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A new side of Dustin Lynch is revealed on the soaring ballad “Love Me or Leave Me Alone.” Featured on his upcoming third album, Current Mood, the singer begs a lover to either “love me or leave me alone.”

The song was offered as an instant grat track when fans pre-ordered the album, out in September, and it has a bonus singer. “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” features Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on backing vocals.

As Lynch explains to Rolling Stone, he first shared the song with Luke Bryan and LBT while on tour, and he knew he had something special when they asked for him to play it back three times in a row. Soon they were singing along to the chorus and Fairchild eventually joined him in the studio to assist on the track.

“I’ve been holding this in from the very first kiss / I’ve been losing my mind tryin’ to keep up like this / But we both know that there comes a time / And I hate to sound harsh or unkind / Love me or leave me alone / Hold me or just let me go / ‘Cause I’ve felt this fight for so long, so baby love me or leave me alone,” Lynch sings on the song.

“Love Me or Leave Me Alone” is relatable, and a song that Lynch has been playing in his live shows throughout most of 2017.

“This song’s about something I know each and every one of us have felt — trying to figure out where you are with someone else in a relationship,” he told country fans in Mexico during his performance at Bryan’s Crash My Playa Festival in January (quote via Sounds Like Nashville).

Hear “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” in its entirety above. Lynch’s Current Mood is out Sept. 8.

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