Single Review: Luke Combs, “Better Together”

“Better Together”

Luke Combs

Written by Luke Combs, Dan Isbell, and Randy Montana

Luke Combs expands his wedding song portfolio with “Better Together,” which includes a laundry list of things that are paired well, all leading up to how he’d love to put her first name together with his last name.

The piano accompaniment is sparse, and I’m not sure it was the right fit for Luke’s very country vocal.  He has a gruffness to his voice, but it’s just a rough surface over a pure country sound that meets somewhere in the middle between Garth Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.

This record calls out for, pleads for, begs for some fiddle and steel.  Either or both would provide some additional warmth, and would contrast beautifully with his vocal.   As is, this feels more like a piano-and-vocal demo than a fully finished recording.

Grade:  B

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Once again, I have to agree. This should’ve been more than just a piano ballad. It definitely could’ve used some fiddle and steel, or even a more acoustic arrangement would’ve suited it better, imo (especially with the line “what’s the point of this ol’ guitar if it ain’t got no strings”). Still, even as it is, it’s still a lot better than about 95% of what else is on the radio.

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