This is a pretty cool song. The more you listen to the lyrics the more you realize this is a sad country song. But it’s all kind of mixed up with an uptempo groove. You kind of get the feeling that the narrator is really struggling with something and doesn’t quite know how to turn things around.
This is our first intro to Matt Gary here on CML I believe. It’s a good first impression.
Check this one out and see what you think.
Back – Matt Gary
Pretty cool wordplay, right?
The hook throughout the song is the word “back”. It’s an interesting word in our language. You don’t really think about it that much, but it can mean a lot of different things.
That’s what Matt explores in this song, but he does it all in the context of love lost.
He’s looking back in life and time at the good things he had with this girl. The time they spent on the backroads in the back of his truck. The way she kissed him back.
But he also looks back at how he screwed it up somewhere. Now he just wants to get back to those times and to have her back in his arms.
I wasn’t sure about the vocals at first, but the more I listen to this one the more I like it. It flows well. It’s a little rocking with some electric guitars that will have you rocking and feeling the song.
I like this one.
CML Points: 87/100