Darius Rucker, ‘Homegrown Honey’ [Listen]
In ‘Homegrown Honey,’ Darius Rucker eases off the emotional throttle for another feel-good melody. “Infectious” is how one could describe the singer’s biggest hits, and this new single from an upcoming new album lives up to expectations.
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Nathan Chapman helped Rucker write the song about a country fish out of water that’s turning heads. He paints a sexy picture in the first verse before using the chorus to truly grab fans’ attention.
“Ooh, I dig the way that you move / You shake it down to your roots / Did your mama teach you how to do that thing you do / Yeah, nothing sweeter than wild / I’ll take a sip of that smile,” Rucker sings.
“I’ll bet the boys at home can’t leave you alone / You little homegrown honey, honey, honey / You’re so money, money, money / You got a country road Carolina soul / Baby you’re just so homegrown.”
There’s a bit more electric guitar on ‘Homegrown Honey’ than fans are used to, or perhaps it’s just being used as central instrument for the first time. Overall, this track is consistent with what Rucker has released since debuting as a full-time country artist in 2008. His vocals stand out above all other instruments, stamping an undeniable signature on this country cut.
Why Fans Will Love It: The upbeat nature of this song recalls many of Rucker’s biggest hits. ‘Homegrown Honey’ describes a beauty many country fans know well.
Key Lyrics: “I’ll bet the boys at home can’t leave you alone / You little homegrown honey, honey, honey / You’re so money, money, money / You got a country road Carolina soul / Baby you’re just so homegrown”
Did You Know?: Rucker released an R&B album several years before going country. ‘Back to Then’ was released in 2002 and was met with mediocre reviews.
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