August 8, 2012
We all like to play armchair record executive. So I’m asking readers to share what they think should be the next single from a current country album.
My Pick: Carrie Underwood, “Do You Think About Me”
The first two singles from Blown Away have been dramatic affairs, where the production is as much the star as the vocalist. I’ve found both “Good Girl” and “Blown Away” to be very compelling singles, but I’m jonesing for a simpler showcase of Underwood’s incomparable vocals.
“Do You Think About Me” is thematically similar to “Strawberry Wine”, but it’s heavier on nostalgia for the actual relationship and is refreshingly indifferent to any innocence lost. It’s a crisply produced record that allows the melody to remain front and center. It’s one of those records that makes me smile every time I hear it.
What do you think should be the next single sent to radio from a current country album?