“Break on Me”
Written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite
I feel like I’ve heard this a million times before, and that the thrill of discovery that used to be an integral part of hearing new Keith Urban music is well behind us now.
Sure, he sings the fire out of it. There isn’t another male vocalist who does heartfelt quite as well.
But the generic, plastic rhythm track and the “Lean on Me”, warmed once over lyrics are too much for Urban to overcome.
I don’t subscribe to the theory that stripped down and organic make a record either more substantive or more authentic. Heck, I still think Urban’s finest moment was the very busy “I Told You So.”
But dude’s gotta mix it up a little bit to keep things fresh, and singing his heart over a tinny Casio from 1982 just doesn’t cut it.