Rory Feek has released a brand song from his forthcoming new album Gentle Man. The new single, "Met Him in a Motel Room," is a duet with Trisha Yearwood. It is one of only two songs on the new record that is written by Feek. Gentle Man, a 14- song collection recorded last fall, will serve as Rory Feek's first solo album since the passing of his wife, Joey Feek.
The story of the song revolves around how a woman hits rock bottom. As she spends the night in a motel, she feels the emptiness in her life. This is when God breaks into the woman's life, afterwhich the woman finally surrenders her life to Jesus.
Feek explains: "The song is about a woman of the night... sort of. It's actually about the emptiness inside us that we try and try to fill, with money and things, with work or with alcohol. With drugs and sex and whatever else we can, only to find that that empty spot inside of us, that all that stuff is supposed to fill... doesn't. And often, we find ourselves in a free fall, at the end, of the end, of our rope.
I know that feeling well. Do you? Have you tried and tried to find joy and happiness in 'stuff'? Or in someone? And it's left you empty. Still.
We all have to find our 'bottom.' The point where we've done all that we can personally do to get our lives and our hearts on track and realize that we're still making a mess of it. A moment of complete surrender. When we finally give God the reigns and let him start guiding our steps and Him be the light we walk towards."
Listen to "Met Him in a Motel Room" HERE.
The message of the song is one that resonates deeply with Feek. "My moment of surrender was on a bus going nowhere. During a time when I was doing well on the outside, but on the inside, I was drowning. I had been looking for God, hoping he would hit me over the head and take my life and fix it. He never did. Instead, he just waited for me to hand the reins over to Him. And using my legs and my hands and my heart, He rebuilt the mess that was my life... into something so beautiful, that I can't believe I get to be part of it."