Jake Owen, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”


August 17, 2008

Jake Owen has a powerful voice, and he can pull off a traditional country wail better than most of his fellow newcomers.    On his new single, that ability takes a backseat, as he opts for blue-eyed country soul instead.

The result is pleasant to the ears, though a slightly faster pace would make the entire proceedings more interesting.   By delivering the chorus with consistent rather than escalating intensity, the record doesn’t build to a satisfying conclusion.   Once you’ve heard the first verse and chorus, you’ve heard it all.

Grade: B-

Listen: Don’t Think I Can’t Love You

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  1. TomNo Gravatar says:

    quite a good song, but a chart-buster it ain’t. hello, label-folks, isn’t there really any better way to shift his career into higher gear?

  2. cindyNo Gravatar says:

    I think this song will shift his career into high gear..The vocals are amazing, and I like the simplicity of the lyrics

  3. chuckNo Gravatar says:

    GREAT SONG…GREAT VOCALS….Jake gets better and better

  4. shannonNo Gravatar says:

    The song is both classic country and soulful! Jake’s voice is rich and solid. I am now a fan! He is indeed a class act!

  5. BrandyNo Gravatar says:

    I love this song so much. it remains me of me and my first true love

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