“Like a rose” is an old saying people will bring up when they talk about a situation that could have gone either way. We make decisions in life and sometimes we really have no idea what the outcome will be. When it works in our favor we say we came out like a rose and we usually smile wide and proud when we say it.
That’s the case for Ashley Monroe on her new single. She’s been busy the last couple years with the Pistol Annies collaboration. That still seems to be going strong, but with more recognition now Ashley is looking for solo success. Her is her new single.
Like A Rose – Ashley Monroe
The lyrics of the song are strong. We already talked about how Ashley seems to be coming out like a rose lately in her life. At a time when she couldn’t quite find a hit with a solo career she decided to team up with Miranda Lambert for the Pistol Annies. That trio found great success and as a result the members have come out smelling like a rose. They’re all elevated in the music world because of the collaboration.
My favorite part of the song, though, is the music. There is a traditional sound in the music and that’s what I like the most. Ashley’s voice does have that really traditional country sound. It’s refreshing in today’s country world where so many things are rock and pop. That’s fine, but it’s good to really hear a traditional country song again. I really like it.
This is a great song.
Chart Estimate: #20
CML Points: 84/100