February 19, 2008
Rascal Flatts releases their fourth mid tempo song in a row, which would normally result in the death of a radio career. Not so for this seemingly unstoppable trio who gets country radio airplay, no matter what easy listening fluff they release.
Their latest single, “Every Day”, continues to do nothing to justify their meteoric success. Lyrics such as “Sometimes the place I go is so deep and dark and desperate”, “You save my life” and “I’m alright for one more night” is an indication of a man who seems to be hanging onto his life by a thread. It sounds like this poor woman really should have “bowed out gracefully” when she had a chance.
Not only are the lyrics overwrought with contrived intensity that simply forces the listener to viscerally cringe, the song as a whole has its own issues. Gary Levox’s voice is piercingly pitchy, the melody is bland and the production sounds like an eighties monster ballad complete with an absolutely atrocious electric guitar solo.
The only way this song could be any worse is if we had to endure a live recording of it!
Written by Jeffrey Steele & Alissa Moreno
Listen: Every Day
Buy: Every Day