Interview: Thompson Square on Heart-Wrenching New Single ‘I Can’t Outrun You’

Heartbreak is a standard topic in country music. And most of us can relate to it all too well, Thompson Square being no exception.

While the married duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a long way now from their former heartbreak days, their new single “I Can’t Outrun You” brought them back in time.

“Everyone’s been in that situation, where you’ve been with somebody for whatever length of time, and it goes south and you try to move away, move across town —and in my case, across five, six states — and you just can’t get away from the memory with the person,” Keifer told “That’s what the song is about. It’s a wonderfully written song.”

Related: Thompson Square Talks About Writing Their No. 1 Hit “If I Didn’t Have You”

“I Can’t Outrun You” was written by Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers and Ben Glover. Jacobs and Leathers were on Thompson Square’s bus one night and asked if they could play the duo the song.

“It wasn’t really a pitch,” Keifer explained. “They played it for us, and we just loved it and got talking about it and if we should get to recording. The label was on board with it and loved it and everybody else, too.”


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