Written by Kane Brown, Alexander Izquierdo, Matt McGinn, and Ryan Vojtesak
Kane Brown flirts with blasphemy but doesn’t quite cross over to it on “Worship You,” a record that comes closer to equating religious and romantic ecstasy than anything I can remember since Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.” Maybe it’s because he’s such a God-fearing Christian man, but he keeps things closer to Sunday morning than Saturday night on this heartwarming ballad.
“If you were a religion then, damn” could’ve come off a little sleazy, but Brown is clearly being driven by love here and not lust. His vocal is restrained throughout, and there’s a gorgeous violin throughout that can almost pass as a fiddle.
I normally don’t argue for more production, but it is a little anticlimactic. I was expecting the record to build to a gospel-like conclusion, but it all stays in the same groove. Still, it’s a heartfelt song that showcases genuine emotion, and it’s nice to hear a woman be elevated and centered instead of sidelined.