Jessica Simpson’s second country single is a good deal better than her first. It’s still conversational in style, but instead of trying to convince a guy to come on over, she’s trying to convince a friend to turn away an abusive boyfriend.
The steel guitar still sounds like window dressing, but her performance is closer to sincere than it is to cloying this time around. When singing the chorus, she sounds quite a bit like co-writer Rachel Proctor, who had the memorable hit “Me and Emily” that explored similar themes. The ending tag, “Take it from me, I’ve stood there in your shoes”, is gratuitous, but overall, it’s a decent single.
Written by Victoria Banks and Rachel Proctor
Listen: Remember That
Buy: Remember That