Will Payne Harrison expresses deep gratitude with his song “Simple Truths.” Pulling influence from “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” and “Humble and Kind,” the Louisiana native penned the ballad as a love letter “about somehow falling lucky in love when you’re born unlucky,” he says.
With such songwriting influences as Darrell Scott, Don Schlitz and Lori McKenna, Harrison demonstrates his own strengths as a thoughtful storyteller. “I got 42 cents in my bank account / Check’s coming tomorrow, bills will clean it out,” he reflects. “The sun is shining, but this weekend it’s gonna rain.”
In ordinary things, Payne uncovers a deeper understanding and appreciation for the beauty in the world. His words are simple, yet profound. He continues, singing, “Last week I caught a nine pound bass / This six pound test nearly snapped in half / I’m just glad you’re not the one that got away.”