Faith Hill, “Red Umbrella”

If “Lost” revisited the smoky romance of “Breathe”, “Red Umbrella” is just as reminiscent of Hill’s whimsical pop-country confections “This Kiss” and “If My Heart Had Wings.” Her joy-filled performance and the candy-sweet production come together for a typically charming and entertaining single. She’s a great singer, without a doubt. But it’s her infectious personality that makes this so darn good. Methinks I’ll be blasting this in the car quite a bit this fall.

Grade: B+

Listen: Red Umbrella

Buy: Red Umbrella


  1. I’m a fan of Faith Hill, particularly her more recent material. Her voice has just gotten better, she more sultry and sexier than ever, and she is taken creative risks that I really admire.

    This song, however, is too reminiscent of her bubble-gum stuff that didn’t really make the best use of her vocal talent. Even so, I know songs like “Red Umbrella” are the kind that make her fan base very, very happy. And as far as the bubble-gum numbers go, this one isn’t too bad.

    But I’d like to see more like the singles she released in 2006.

  2. I was listening to this song on Sirius, and I couldn’t for the life of me find anything country about it. It’s a sugary pop song, and it’s really bad. I expect more from Faith… I just wish she’d come out with better stuff.

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