Written by Gary Allan, Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, and Chris Stapleton
With its play on the word “hangover” and its playful production, Allan’s latest single has a happy and silly vibe with an infectious swampy groove. “Hangover Tonight” is carefree and treads the old topic of partying, but it still stands above and apart from the loud raucous party anthems of his mainstream peers.
While the lyrics are nothing to write home about, it’s at least worth noting that the quintessential pick up truck of a modern country drinking song is replaced by a responsible cab.
Since Allan is known best for his emotionally charged songs, it’s nice to hear him having fun with an earworm tune with vibrant vocals and a funky production.