April 7, 2012
Reviewing mainstream country singles can be mighty depressing these days. It often seems like we're hearing the same song over and over again. Conversely, I often feel as if I'm writing the same review over and over again.
So how can I find a fresh angle from which to approach this new Scotty McCreery single?
This song is yet another case of a genuinely strong singing voice being wasted on cheap, disposable song material. Then again, no. I'm pretty sure I've written that before.
This song offers nothing but vague rural imagery strung together with no discernible narrative, nor any real point to make. No… scratch that. I believe I've written that before as well.
This song is nothing more than a factory-assembled radio hit with no purpose but to sail to the top of the charts only afterwards to be instantly forgotten and replaced by the next radio flavor of the day… Never mind. I'm absolutely positive I've written that before.
I'll tell you what, Scotty. When you say something that hasn't been said a million times before, then I'll say something I haven't said a million times before.
Written by Cole Swindell, Tammi Kidd, and Lynn Hutton
Listen: Water Tower Town