The Swon Brothers, ‘Pray for You’ [Listen]
With 'Pray for You,' the Swon Brothers are cementing themselves as a different kind of country duo. The new single is an upbeat song with killer harmonies and a hard-rocking country sound -- not to mention a powerful message.
Since bursting onto the country scene during the fourth season of NBC's 'The Voice,' the brothers Swon have released a debut album landing them in the Top 10 on the Country Albums chart and a first single that only confirmed their popularity with fans and critics alike. 'Pray from You' builds on those vocal and musical strengths while going in a different direction, thematically. This is a song about pushing through the pain and heartache that comes with life, but while lots of other country songs currently on the radio are talking about the cure-all effect of whiskey to forget your troubles, the Swon Brothers are calling on a higher power.
"Sometimes you need more than whiskey / Sometimes wisdom just won't do / Well I ain't gonna judge you / I'm just gonna love you / Tonight I'm gonna pray for you."
Sonically, 'Pray for You' balances heartfelt lyrics with a hard fringe that keeps the song from becoming too mushy. The drums are heavy, the guitars are swaggering and the vocal performances from Zach and Colton Swon are layered and just edgy enough to add complexity and a bit of good fun to a somewhat serious song.
Overall, 'Pray for You' is a solid, if not ground-breaking second single from the Swon Brothers. As they continue to hone in on their sound and perfect those already air-tight harmonies, they will surely be a duo to watch.
Why Fans Will Love It: 'Pray for You' portrays a strong message of faith without letting things sound too polished or heavy-handed. The edgy and laid-back feel of this second single off the Swon Brothers' debut album will have fans listening over and over again.
Key Lyrics: "Sometimes you need more than whiskey / Sometimes wisdom just won't do / Well I ain't gonna judge you / I'm just gonna love you / Tonight I'm gonna pray for you."
Did You Know? The Swon Brothers may be newcomers to country music, but they've already broken one record. When the power sibling duo finished third on 'The Voice' in 2013, they were the first duo to make it to the season finale!
Listen to the Swon Brothers, 'Pray for You'
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