“Save it For a Rainy Day”
Written by Andrew Dorff, Matt Ramsey, and Brad Tursi
Okay, now I’m confused.
Are you telling me that sometimes people go out and drink because they want to get away from a bad memory?
All these party songs of the last few years have transformed drinking from the means to an end into the means and the end.
Written by Andrew Dorff, Mark Irwin, and Josh Kear
Brooks & Dunn made an entire career out of honky tonk puns and play on words. “Neon Light” is a throwback to those songs, with Blake Shelton previewing his new album with a song built around there being “a neon light at the end of the tunnel.”
To his credit, Shelton plays it subtle, with the song not having that arena-in-mind noisiness that has come to define today’s country music. But the song never quite gets out of first gear, either. Sure, the song didn’t need power chords and hair band chants. But it certainly would benefit from more aggressive fiddle and steel guitar.
Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian
Written by Andrew Dorff, Tommy Lee James, and Josh Osborne
Is a play on words really that romantic? I can imagine being asked, “If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?” getting an icebreaking laugh, for sure.