Written by Ross Copperman, Tony Martin and Mark Nesler
Good for Josh Turner for sticking with his neo-traditional country sound, even though he’s in the oft talked about minority nowadays. I don’t listen to country radio anymore, but I imagine that some people will think that “Lay Low” sounds stale and boring amongst the bombastic and party anthem “escapism” of country radio playlists these days.
Instead of being assaulted by screaming vocals and obnoxious production, “Lay Low” has enough beat to drive the song, but enough traditional instrumentation to compliment Turner’s sincere, laid back vocals.
Moreover, instead of wanting to mindlessly escape with an interchangeable girl to a crowded bar or a raucous tailgate party, Turner longs to mindfully escape alone with his sweetheart to a quiet cabin with peaceful surroundings.
If I were to hear this song on country radio today, I’d not only instantly know that I was listening to a country station, the simplicity of “Lay Low” would sound refreshing and would be a welcome relief.