Written by Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, and Trevor Rosen
“Watered Down” is a fine meditation on aging, and how you don’t really change so much as mellow with time. He compares himself to the whiskey he still drinks, but now it’s just a little watered down.
His vocal doesn’t have the intensity he demonstrated on classics like “I’m Tryin’,” but his understated performance matches the lyric perfectly.
It’s nice to hear a song about being older, and it being sung by someone old enough to sing it convincingly. More like this, please.