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ToC Critic’s Pick: Brett Eldredge, ‘Lose My Mind’ [Listen]

Lose My Mind Critic's Pick
Warner Music Nashville

Brett Eldredge is thought of as one of country music’s most promising vocalists, but on “Lose My Mind,” he showcases a creative delivery that’s his true signature. No one syncopates quite like Eldredge. The song is a brilliant mix of old and new.

The cry of an electric guitar is the first thing listeners hear, but it’s paired with a very modern beat. “Lose My Mind” is not about what the singer says, it’s how he says it.

“You make all my screws come loose / You got me perfectly confused / Always find a way to mess me up and drive me wild / I love the way you make me lose my mind,” Eldredge sings at the chorus.

On paper, those words look flat. Through stereo speakers, they’re anything but. The “Beat of the Music” singer stretches and hops, pushes and shoves and pulls while begging this girl not to set him straight quite yet. Style doesn’t come at the expense of honest emotion. He’s a beat poet set to fiddle, banjo and guitar.

“You pull me on a roller coaster, fly me on a plane / You send me to another planet, get inside my brain / I knew right when I met you I would never be the same / But I let you take me over girl so I’m the one to blame,” Eldredge sings to open “Lose My Mind.”

A clever banjo follows the second verse. His producer adds a few ultra-modern touches — sounds reminiscent of Keith Urban’s last album. That’s about the only comparison one can make to what’s on the radio, and it’s a stretch. This unique stylist is falling deeper into a niche Eldredge started cutting on the Bring Me Back album, and the format is better for it.

Key Lyrics: “You make all my screws come loose / You got me perfectly confused / Always find a way to mess me up and drive me wild / I love the way you make me lose my mind.

Did You Know?: Eldredge co-wrote the song, and says it is about a specific girl. But he played coy when pressed on who she was, or is.

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