September 10, 2008
The few opening seconds sound like another pop-country throwaway. Then, a wonderful surprise: acoustic instruments! Banjo-picking, bluegrass style! Evans has a classic country voice that she rarely puts to use singing classic country, so it’s refreshing to hear her singing against a backdrop of pure country instrumentation.
Lyrically, it’s a more mature “Born to Fly”, the sound of a woman who has had a chance to live some of her dreams but also seen some fall apart along the way. This is a song of strength, a statement of gritty determination that “You can’t keep me low.” The spiritual overtones are inspired, rather than preachy.
Evans deserves to reclaim her status as an A-list country star with this. In a career that’s been full of distinctive and memorable singles, this is one of the best.