“Writing ‘The Fighter’ came pretty quickly,” Keith admits in a statement from his label. “I could hear most of the song already in my head on the ride to the studio that day. I was thinking about how long it’d been since I heard a song with a guy and girl actually speaking back and forth to each other.
“It comes from a very real place,” Keith continues. “It’s a song about helping to heal and protect someone you love. It’s a song about reassurance that you’ll always be there to take the blows the world can throw. Carrie and I had sung together before and I thought our voices blended really well – so she was unquestionably the right choice. It was such a relief that she wanted to do it.”
“I loved the song when I first heard it and was excited to work with Keith on new music,” says Carrie. “I had such a great time touring Australia and New Zealand with him in December, and can’t wait to perform ‘The Fighter’ on The Grammys!”