Contact Us

Sara Evans, ‘Slow Me Down’ – Song Review

Slow Me Down
RCA Nashville

Sara Evans returns with a big vocal showcase on her new single ‘Slow Me Down.’ While the singer delicately holds back early in the ballad, by then end she’s opening up like she’s done on her most well-known songs.

Aside from an orchestral introduction, ‘Slow Me Down’ is a generic arrangement that dampens the excitement for new music from the ‘Stronger’ singer. There isn’t much to surprise longtime fans, and the lyrics don’t dig into the pain of a broken relationship.

“Wheels are turning in my mind / Don’t wanna leave but I might this time / Seconds from whispering goodbye / Yeah, the wheels are turning in my mind,” Evans sings to begin the song.

The way she hits and softly holds the final notes of the chorus is a notable change of pace: “If all that’s left to do is walk away / Then maybe I’m as gone as yesterday / But if there’s something you still need to say / You need to say it now / Hurry up and slow me down.”

Much like ‘Stronger,’ ‘Slow Me Down’ has the potential to become a sneaky hit. Her message and story are open enough to allow a large group of fans to apply her single to their specific situation. It’s not clear that Evans is applying it to her situation, however. The performance lacks convincing pain or confusion about where this romance is headed.

2.5 Stars

Listen to Sara Evans, ‘Slow Me Down’ 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Next: the Top 40 Country Songs for August 2013

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Taste of Country

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Taste of Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!