Single Review: Eli Young Band, “Dust”

Eli Young Band Dust“Dust” tells the story of an interesting woman who is leaving her past behind her in the…dust.

I’m most surprised, and impressed, by the complete absence of a guy in this song.  This girl’s leaving to get her life started, and sheds a tear for what she leaves behind, but knows her future is waiting in front of her.  I guess it could be a guy she’s shedding a tear for, but it’s just as likely that she’s going to miss her family and the town she grew up in.

I’m still waiting for Taylor Swift to write a great song that has nothing to do with a guy, so I’m happy to hear a male act put one together, and one with only a token physical description (“baby blue eyes”) to boot.

That being said, the whole sound of the record is Bon Jovi lite.  That would’ve been an insult to a country band not too long ago, but today, it means that the song is professionally done and not too cluttered.  Nothing identifiably country about it, but then again, nothing identifiably bad, either.  I’ll take it.

Written by Kyle Jacobs, Jon Jones, Josh Osborne, and James Young

Grade: B

 

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3 Responses to Single Review: Eli Young Band, “Dust”

  1. Greg MNo Gravatar

    I’ve been loving the influx of single reviews, Kevin. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them (I liked Radio) but it’s great to see this site to back to why I found it in the first place. Keep up the great work, both you and your contributors.

  2. Today I heard this for the first time, and man, it might be my favorite so far of theirs.

  3. bobNo Gravatar

    Good – not great. Most frequently played EYB song in my i-tunes library is War on a Desperate Man, an album track from their Life at Best album.

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