Normally I wouldn’t write about a song like this but these are some unusual circumstances. First of all this track was included on CMT Edge, which is this great new series from CMT. The songs are all from around the edges of country. I think it’s really cool.
I was browsing around Edge and came across Keep Your Heart Young by Brandi Carlile. I had to laugh because my girlfriend has been listening to Brandi for years. She’s a huge fan and I was always indifferent. Well, now the song is here on CML. It made me smile.
Keep Your Heart Young – Brandi Carlile
Sure, the song is a little different than what you’ll normally hear on country radio, but that’s not the point. This series from CMT is all about the edges of country music and really the edges of all music. Brandi Carlile fits in pretty good right on the edges. She has her own style and that usually serves artists well throughout their careers.
I usually blend all this kind of music into what I call Hippie Music, but the more I listen to this track the more I like it. My girlfriend would probably flip if she heard me say that, but I’m coming around to Brandi Carlile. She has a good way with melodies and this track is really good. I’m enjoying it and I’m glad CMT put it on their Edge series. It’s a great song.
What do you think?
CML Points: 80/100