Written by Mackenzie Carpenter, Kyle Clark, and Lily Rose
Poor production choices are the real villain here.
Lily Rose has a better voice than most of her peers on the radio, but you would never know it, thanks to the way today’s overuse of autotune reduces everyone to the lowest common denominator.
She’s got a good country song to work with, which explores more deeply a core idea that Alan Jackson flirted with on “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”: Make me the bad guy, because it doesn’t matter anyway. We’re still broken up.
But we get that processed, Wonder Bread spin on programmed R&B instead of a decent arrangement created with live acoustic instrumentation. Rose sounds like she’s singing to a SoundCloud backing track that charges three bucks to remove the watermark.
The talent is (probably) there, but Rose needs a way better producer to properly showcase it.