“Sippin’ on Fire”
Florida Georgia Line
Written by Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, and Cole Taylor
There isn’t much logic in hoping for a successful act to abandon the formula that has gotten them where they are today. Why fix what their fans don’t even care is broken?
Florida Georgia Line’s latest single is one of their sorta slowjams, where the frenetic pace is traded in for a midtempo one. This is the primary indication that it’s one of their more serious, sentimental, and heartfelt songs. (See also: “Stay”)
I don’t think slowing things down makes their shortcomings more obvious, so much as it gives listeners more of an opportunity to notice them. The flaws themselves are pretty evident, regardless of how fast the record goes by. For those of you just joining us, those flaws are pretty much everything about the singing, songwriting, and production. If I could point to one thing that I think these guys do well, I would.