Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Rick Springfield. Slightly less theatrical, but Owen doesn’t have all that soap opera experience to draw upon.
So, “The One that Got Away” is about a summer love that ends when the weather changes. It’s an old story. It’s been done on the beach. It’s been done at the seaside carnival. It’s been done on the farm. It’s been done in the fields.
It’s gotta be done with cleverness. Or distinctiveness. Or sincerity. This fails on all counts, leaving us with a generic summer song that’s as easily forgotten as the love that it documents.
Written by Dallas Davidson, Jake Owen, and Jimmy Ritchey
Listen: The One that Got Away