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Luke Bryan, ‘Drunk on You’ – Song Review

Drunk on You
Capitol Nashville

Sharp songwriting and a solid performance from country music’s fastest rising star make Luke Bryan‘s new single ‘Drunk on You’ a song that’s sure to catch fire on country radio. The singer has certainly found his groove with songs from his third album ‘Tailgates & Tanlines.’ His is a delicate balance of wholesome folksiness and poignant reflections.

Much like ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End,’ ‘Drunk on You’ works around a memorable hook, but doesn’t rely solely on being an ear worm. The ballad is full of color and landscape that allow a listener to feel what he’s singing.

Girl you make my speakers go boom boom / Dancin’ on the tailgate in the full moon / That kinda thing makes a man go mmm hmmm / You’re lookin’ so good in what’s left of those blue jeans / Drip of honey on the money make her gotta be / The best buzz I’m ever gonna find / Hey, I’m a little drunk on you, and high on summertime,” Bryan sings during the chorus.

‘Drunk on You’ was written by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear. Kear is a co-writer on Lady Antebellum‘s ‘Need You Now’ (“It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk and I need you now“). If he’s writing these songs from personal experience, at least his habit is paying off in a big way.

If you ain’t a 10 you’re a nine point nine / Tippin’ and spillin’ that home-made wine / On your tied up t-shirt / Every little kiss is drivin’ me wild / Thrown little cherry bombs into my fire / Good god all mighty,” Bryan sings during the second verse.

This is the third best of the three songs Bryan has released from his latest album, but he’s set the bar high enough that it’s still a cut most other artists would love to lead with. Perhaps more than any single he’s released, however, this song has the potential to age like fine wine.

4 Stars
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