“Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night”
Written by Matt Roy and Craig Wiseman
Ashley Cooke hails from Parkland, Florida and graduated from Belmont University in 2019. Her influences are Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean, which makes so much sense after listening to this song.
The song starts off with talking about how everyone is downtown drinking. She was staying out all night drinking in these same bars because her boyfriend broke up with her. This night is going to be different though, because she’s going to drive off in her truck and talk to God.
She says she needs to “take in a tailgate sunset fade” and she wants the hymns to “blow the bench seat speakers.” She wants the fireflies and the star lights to be her preacher. She uses cliché sounding metaphors like “crash course life” throughout.
There isn’t really much about God in this song. It’s mostly just a bunch of expressions describing night time in the south. While I understand that nature can be very healing and some people find God in the middle of nature, this entire song feels trite and played out. I also hate the idea that you have to only have one day of the week to praise God, talk to Him, and be in His presence, like this song seems to suggest.
It’s sad, because she has a nice voice. But this song is absolutely no different than most of what’s currently on country radio. Jesus, trucks, whiskey, and the same worn out sound.