The power of simplicity is on full display here.
Jake Owen’s new single is a powerful ballad because it’s not a power ballad. He pairs an intimate and quite painful lyrics with a piano and subtle backing vocals.
That’s it. He trusts the song and his ability to deliver it without anything else getting in the way.
His confidence is well founded. Though the song starts a bit too slowly, it develops into a fully realized performance that’s as good as anything I’ve heard this year from a radio artist.
Written by Travis Jerome Goff and Travis Meadows