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.
Listen: Don’t Think I Can’t Love You