Having recently released his Everywhere But On EP, Stell’s star power is on overdrive thanks to the EP’s lead single “Prayed For You,” which continues its roaring trek up the charts. Written by Stell alongside fellow songwriters Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz, the song tells the story of someone who is grateful for receiving more than they possibly think they deserve.
PEOPLE.com | 12 jul.

 

I wrote the song with Ash Bowers — who’s also my manager — and Allison Veltz. Ash and I were waiting on Allison to get to the write, and she was running a little bit behind, but she called us and went, “Hey, I think I’ve got this idea.” And she laid it on us. She had “Prayed for You,” the back half of the chorus — [the part that goes] “Didn’t know you from Adam / But I prayed for you.”
The Boot | cliptak | 11 abr.

 

“Prayed for You” originally appeared on Stell’s independently released 2018 EP Last of the Best and subsequently blew up after being added to Spotify’s New Boots playlist. To date, it has racked up some 47 million streams. Stell, a former college basketball player at Drury University, was signed in a joint venture between Records and Sony, which began pushing “Prayed for You” to radio. It’s now at Number 43 on the Mediabase chart, which measures terrestrial airplay.

 

“Prayed For You” brings a warm and hopeful vibe to anyone yearning to meet their companion, and a boost for those already in a committed relationship or marriage. Co-written with Allison Veltz and Ash Bowers, Stell took the experiences of Veltz – who had just met the man who would become her husband – and crafted that enthusiasm into a story to tell an unspoken truth about relationships:  prayer works.
MeetAmerica | 9 nov. 2018

 

 

 

 

Prayed For You – Matt Stell

[Verse 1]
I’ve never been one to ask for help
If I need a mountain moved, I move it myself
I ain’t the church pew regular, twice on Sunday
Quote you the scripture kind
I’m far from a preacher
But I’m a believer

[Chorus 1]
‘Cause every single day, before I knew your name
I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you
Every heartbreak trail when all hope failed
On the highway to hell, I prayed for you
I kept my faith like that old King James
Said I’m supposed to
It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom
I didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you

[Verse 2]
For someone to love me like you do
Graceful eyes to see me through
A smile that steals me, a heart that heals me
A touch that kills me too
And baby, you’re perfect, I guess the good Lord heard it

[Chorus 1]
‘Cause every single day, before I knew your name
I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you
Every heartbreak trail when all hope failed
On the highway to hell, I prayed for you
I kept my faith like that old King James
Said I’m supposed to
It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom
I didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you

[Chorus 2]
Every single day, before I knew your name
I couldn’t see your face, but I prayed for you
Every tail light fade in the goodbye rain
Girl, even today, I prayed for you
I kept my faith like that old King James
Said I’m supposed to
It’s hard to imagine, bigger than I could fathom
I didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you
I prayed for you
I prayed for you