“Sleep Without You”
Written by Kelly Archer, Justin Ebach, and Brett Young
“Sleep Without You” sounds like it’s written about a real person.
Perhaps that’s damning with faint praise, given that there isn’t much positive that I can say about the vocal performance or the songwriting as a whole. Even Darius Rucker never dared to send a Hootie knockoff like this to country radio.
But the girl he’s writing about isn’t a caricature or a cardboard cut-out. She’s a woman with friends and a life that doesn’t fully revolve around the guy she’s with.
It’s a step in the right direction, I guess.