The leading riff & melody are the sort that have you hanging on for dear life yet listening back at every opportunity. Strangely familiar & thrilling.
The pairing of the two vocals has a certain energy & feeling of togetherness. It makes you feel involved in the moment, an incredibly enjoyable effect.
The strength of this uniting of elements drives the song. The hook lingers in your mind long after listening & there’s a definite sense of character.
Fusing a thick & distorted musical backdrop with an exotic, delicately powerful leading vocal melody, the song surrounds you in atmospheric ambiance.
The artist’s voice is the thing that will grab you, partly the tone & performance style, partly the unexpected lyricism & unique story telling.
A sensational melody – hearing it once is remembering it for the long term, hearing it twice sets in stone that this is a satisfying, go-to country ballad.
The production shows itself to be well crafted towards the latter half of the song, and the whole thing becomes notably familiar the further along you get.
The production is on par with the best, the songwriting & performances add that necessary touch of humanity to really bring it into a world of its own.