Diane Warren’s much-anticipated debut album ‘Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1’ (via BMG) will drop in early 2021, but today the iconic songwriter delivers the first single “Times Like This”, a soaring ode to perseverance sung by Darius Rucker that feels both emotionally timeless and incredibly timely in the current state of the world.
The video, which was filmed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, captures the triumphant spirit of the track. Of the video, Warren said “I know it’s a difficult time right now but it all can be fixed with some love and some kindness, in times like this. You believe every frame just like you believe every note sung by Darius.”
“I wrote ‘Times Like This’ thinking about what so many people are going through right now,” said Warren. “These are very challenging times for so many of us. What was so important is that this song also be about hope, about how we will all get through this. There was only one artist I could imagine for it and that was Darius Rucker. When he agreed to do it, I was ecstatic and when I heard his vocal for the first time I could not believe what I was hearing. It is one of those once in a lifetime moments when the perfect song finds the perfect voice it was meant for. So proud to have it be my first single!”
Of the song, Rucker says, “Diane is such a legend, so I was absolutely honored when she called saying that she had me in mind for a song. It’s one of those things that just being asked to be part of her record — and especially such a great song like this — is just amazing. Then to actually go through the process with a legend like her and to see it all come to life has been a really cool experience.”
To commemorate Veterans Day, BMG is proud to partner with Wounded Warrior Project on the release of “Times Like This.”