Reba fans rejoice! Country music’s favorite redhead, Reba McEntire officially released her first new song in over two years with an accompanying music video. On Friday, McEntire dropped the single and music video for “Somehow You Do,” featured in the upcoming film Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis.
In the music video, McEntire returns to her Oklahoma roots with a Western flair reminiscent of her early career. Lyrically, the song is a message of hope for those who’ve fallen on hard times. In the video, directed by Jon Avnet (who directed films such as Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business, Black Swan), McEntire performs alongside a stunning Southern California backdrop that includes scenes from the movie.
Lyrics include: “When you think that the mountain’s too high/ And the ocean’s too wide/ And you’ll never get through/ Some way, somehow/ Somehow you do.”
Reba McEntire Reunites With Legendary Songwriter and Producer on ‘Somehow You Do’
Famed songwriter Diane Warren wrote the track, who previously wrote her hits such as “I’ll Be” and “What If” during McEntire’s height of the late ’90s and early 2000s. It also reunites McEntire with producer Tony Brown. Brown worked with some of country music’s greats, including Emmylou Harris, George Strait, and Vince Gill.
“It’s an honor to get to sing a Diane Warren song anytime. But then to be associated with talented actors in a movie like Glenn and Mila is just icing on the cake,” said McEntire. “Add in Jon Avnet directing the video and it just doesn’t get much better!”
Four Good Days follows a woman, portrayed by Kunis, who struggles with various addictions and her strained relationship with her mother, played by Close. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. The movie is due out in theaters on April 30 and will be available on-demand on May 21.
“I was honored to be asked to sing the theme song for the new Glenn Close and Mila Kunis’ moving and powerful’ movie, Four Good Days,” McEntire shared via Twitter and noted Warren’s work on the song. “I’m so proud to be associated with these three very powerful women!”
In the video, McEntire treks alone from a barren desert to the ocean. By the end of the emotional performance, McEntire is the lone figure on the shore, signifying resilience despite the hardship.
McEntire’s most recent album was 2019’s Stronger Than the Truth. Four Good Days, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, will be released on April 30.