January 5, 2009
A slow-tempo song rehashing an old romance, “She Could’ve Been Mine” is an exhibition of Keith Anderson’s range; his falsettos that accompany its final fade are impressive, if superfluous.
But a little dollop will do ya, and Anderson lays it on thicker than the sugary icing slapped on a Publix bakery cake. Saving the vocal acrobatics would’ve made a more sonically-pleasing effort. The “Lost in This Moment” singer and co-writer actually loses himself in this moment; his light, airy voice sounds like a stiff wind would come and blow it away.
The twist in the second verse shows some inspiration, but most of “She Could’ve Been Mine” sounds like a sequel of his signature hit, “Every Time I Hear Your Name.”
Written by Keith Anderson and Chuck Cannon
Listen: She Could’ve Been Mine