Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Michelle and Jason Hannan’s song “Nothing Left to Lose” from their forthcoming album Cheater’s Waltz, due out June 18. This song will be available on April 30.
“Nothing Left to Lose” is Michelle Hannan on lead and harmony vocals; Jason Hannan on harmony vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, high strung guitar, and drums; and Howard Parker on pedal steel guitar.
Michelle and Jason Hannan serve up a feel-good high point moment here in their concept album that takes various intriguing twists and turns. Enjoy the whole concept, but this one also stands on its own merits, with a country rock relatability and handwringing, honky tonk croons.
This is a song about loneliness and desperation. A heartbroken girl who’s given up on love, drowning her sorrows night after night. She decides to take another chance on a stranger. Believe it or not, this is the last song I wrote for the album, even though it’s the beginning of the story. This song is very much in a country rock vein and is the most progressive song on the album. I love the intensity and desperation Michelle brings to the lead vocal. To me, that vocal really brings the character – who we’ll get to know well – to life. — Jason Hannan