Blake Shelton’s new single is a slow-paced love song that hits all the usual notes, in the omnipresent list format that makes me think that Mad Libs is the most popular game in Nashville song publishing houses these days. It would be one of those forgettably mundane, mundanely forgettable radio filler numbers if it wasn’t for the surprising twist in the last verse and chorus.
See, it’s not a love gone right song. It’s a love gone wrong song, and Shelton’s been in mourning for this once in a lifetime love the whole time! What a twist!
It’s not exactly “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, but as surprise endings go, it’s a good one. Makes the song a bit better suited for repeated plays. How many Blake Shelton songs can we say that about these days?
Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Deric Ruttan