Lauren Alaina, ‘Next Boyfriend’ [Listen]
With “Next Boyfriend,” Lauren Alaina introduces a more mature sound without leaving her younger fans behind. The singer’s playful crush song is an amped-up, pop-country jam wrapped around a clever hook.
Fans get it at the chorus, after Alaina spends the first 35 seconds of “Next Boyfriend” trying to place this guy. It’s all a pretty wonderful pickup line:
“You look a lot like my next boyfriend / I can't believe how much you act like him / You and me, we'd be unbelievable / And I'm available / No, I don't think it's a coincidence / I put it all together, it makes sense / Boy, you ain't no fling or a could've been / You look a lot like my next boyfriend,” she sings.
Alaina, Emily Weisband and Matt McVaney wrote the first single from Alaina’s self-titled EP. It’s a great fit for her playful, aggressive personality. The Georgia-raised singer owns it.
“You should probably come over / Tell me your name and I’ll tell you mine / I'll probably give you my number / And you can call me anytime,” she sings at the second verse before adding some sizzle. “I hope you like red lips, driveway kissing / ‘Cause if you want it baby, that's what you'll be getting / Every night, all of the time / Whoa, I hope that's alright.”
An extended break from radio could work well for Alaina as fans and (more importantly) programmers will need to recognize her for the music before her American Idol past if she’s to succeed as a recording artist. “Next Boyfriend” is another in a long line of strong songs for this 20-year-old. She’s hitting her target.
Why Fans Will Love It: "Next Boyfriend" is a playful, flirty pop-country song that doesn't grow old quickly.
Key Lyrics: "You look a lot like my next boyfriend / I can't believe how much you act like him / You and me, we'd be unbelievable / And I'm available."
Did You Know?: Alaina co-wrote all six songs on her EP, but had help from songwriters like Meghan Trainor, Emily Weisband and Jesse Frasure.
Listen to Lauren Alaina, “Next Boyfriend”
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