Brad Paisley, ‘Perfect Storm’ [Listen]
Brad Paisley's 'Perfect Storm' is more than just a love song -- it's a crescendoing ballad full of masterful guitar melodies, powerful lyrics and layered vocal arrangements. In short, it's everything that Paisley does best.
Paisley has taken the classic country love song and turned into something even more symphonic and just a little bit dangerous with 'Perfect Storm.' Sweet and complicated. Smooth, but with a kick. The song -- just like the girl in this song -- is a perfect storm.
"She's Sunday drive meets high-speed chase / She ain't just a song / She's the whole mixtape / She's so complicated / That's the way God made her / Sunshine mixed with / A little hurricane."
And if the 'Perfect Storm' lyrics reflect a dream girl that is layered and complex, the melody only adds to the drama. Paisley's stellar guitar skills are on full display here, creating a storm of powerful riffs all their own. And when paired with heavy backing drums, 'Perfect Storm' reaches a critical mass and holds listeners captive all the way through. Add in subtle, but strong backing vocals, and fans have got a song that's as complex and beautiful as the girl Paisley is signing about.
Within the context of 'Moonshine in the Trunk,' Paisley's tenth studio album, 'Perfect Storm' is a formidable addition to an already solid record. In an album that seems poised to inspire and motivate the listener with every song, this track encourages love -- even when it's hard and messy and just a little bit of a storm.
Why Fans Will Love It: Paisley is no stranger to love songs, but 'Perfect Storm' isn't your run-of-the-mill sweet and gentle ballad. It packs a punch that will have lovers listening to this song, not while cuddled up at home on the couch, but while driving down the highway at midnight with the windows down and the world flying by.
Key Lyrics: "She destroys me in that T-shirt / And I love her so much it hurts,” Paisley sings around an impressive orchestration and the familiar “whoa-whoas” that dot so many of his most recent projects. “She doesn’t just rain, she pours / That girl right there’s the perfect storm."
Did You Know?: Paisley loves a good prank just as much as a good love song. Not only did the country crooner leak most of 'Moonshine in the Trunk' to the chagrin of his record label, he also actually gave out a Sony exec's real phone number!
Listen to Brad Paisley, 'Perfect Storm'
Quit Complaining About Modern Country Music