“Strip it Down”
Written by Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman and Jon Nite
How many ways are there to say that a song doesn’t sound remotely country? I wish I knew of a few more, because I’ve been having to make this most common criticism for so long now that I feel like there is no new or creative way to say it anymore.
Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down” is just another in a long string of his own singles that has been stripped of any country elements. The only aspects of the song that keep it from being a straight up pop single is its arbitrary reference to cowboy boots and that Bryan’s interesting but thin voice has more nasal than a typical pop singer’s voice. Other than that, the production is boring lame R&B pop with keyboards and drum machines.
Furthermore, while “Strip It Down” is lyrically tamer than other lusty songs of it’s ilk lately, it still succumbs to the pitfall that the way to make an intimate connection is to literally strip down rather than explore any emotional components of a dying relationship.