Alabama, ‘Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet’ [Listen]
There may be a few more wrinkles and gray hairs, but Alabama’s vintage sound hasn’t changed. On “Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet,” the country group recall their ‘80s and ’90s prime, when sincerity trumped drum loops and clean vocals stood out above dirty rock guitars.
Randy Owen is still a fine country vocalist, and his performance on this new single is warm and genuine. “Look at the mess we made / A couple of clowns we are / Look at the hearts we break / Going ‘round and ‘round we are,” he sings to begin “Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet.”
It’s a simple lyric about a love gone sour for reasons the singer doesn’t seem to fully understand. Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry add harmonies in the same way they’ve done for decades, and together they power through the chorus:
“Girl don’t you go / No don’t you dare / I’m not gonna breathe without you in the air / Don’t tell me one dance / Just one dance is all I’m gonna get / I wasn’t through lovin’ you yet,” they sing.
“Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet” is a simple production that relies on Owen’s vocals. Look for it on the group's upcoming Southern Drawl album, due Sept. 18.
Why Fans Will Love It: "Wasn't Through Lovin' You Yet" is a throwback that will leave longtime Alabama fans buzzing.
Key Lyrics: "Don’t tell me one kiss / One last kiss is all I’m gonna get / I wasn’t through lovin’ you yet.”
Did You Know?: Southern Drawl is Alabama's first studio album since When It All Goes South in 2001.
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