The top tracks of the week based on readership!
Country music newcomer Tarrah is proving her potential with new single, “What I’m Missing.” The North Carolina native’s debut release is a simple, break-up ballad that showcases Tarrah’s crystal clear vocals and undeniable tone. The track allows Tarrah’s talents to shine and sets the stage for what is to come from this young country hopeful.
Listen to “What I’m Missing” below.
Scotty McCreery course-corrects with the title track to his forthcoming record. “Same Truck” oozes that red-dirt spirit; the radio-blasting feel-goodness that’s ripe for late summer, as fall peers over the horizon. “We’re all in the same truck, heading down a different two-lane / Kicking up the same dust / And praying for the same rain,” he sings, drawing the song into a universal story about living the good life.
Listen to “Same Truck” below.
David Archuleta pours it on a little hot and heavy (not gonna lie, we’re totally here for it). “Movin’” is a much flirtier affair than he usually tackles, yet slides into the side-pocket R&B groove with considerable ease. “I’m not like the others, honey, let me change your mind,” he sings over clinks of synths and percussion. His voice is seductive and will surely raise your body temperature.
Listen to “Movin’” below.
“There’s plenty more boys at the bar,” Danielle Bradbery dismisses. On her bluesy new pop-country turn, “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots,” she calls out a suitor for, well, not really doing what he needs to be doing in the relationship. “Either love me or not, just stop / Stop draggin’ your boots,” she sings, giving him the ultimate ultimatum. You know, nobody likes games when clearly no one’s gonna win.
Listen to “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots” below.
Chris Evans is the best Chris 一 and no, we will not be taking comments at this time. With her new song, aptly called “Chris Evans,” self-described trauma queen Girl Wilde gives us the post-breakup recovery bop we all needed. “Whatever, I’m moving on, alright,” her smoky alto pokes through the synth stratosphere. In turning to Chris Evans fantasy, she comes to greater understanding of herself and ultimately healing.
Listen to “Chris Evans” below.
With fuzzy indie guitar, Kalie Shorr’s “Alibi” is very much in the vein of Beach Bunny 一 the kind of heart-pounder that just whisks you away without a second thought. “Anyone can be your best friend at a party / But if you dig a hole, then I’ll bury the body,” sings Shorr, firmly confirming her ride or die status. To be honest, we’d totally bury a body with Shorr; no questions asked.
Listen to “Alibi” below.
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