Brent Anderson is going to turn some heads real soon.
First off, Brent is signed to Brad Paisley’s Sea Gayle record label (in partnership with Brad’s own Arista label). Everything Brad is touching these days is turning to gold and Brent should be no different. So with that going for him plus a great new track, it seems Brent has some momentum building.
Check out his first single, Amy’s Song…
Amy’s Song by Brent Anderson
I had been hearing Amy’s Song on the radio for a few weeks. It’s actually a song that’s been around for most of the summer. It’s finally starting to makes its way to some bigger stations and I think it’s starting to become a hit.
What really caught my attention initially was the chorus where Brent takes on some lyrics and melody from the song Amie by the Pure Prairie Leauge. You know the lyrics. They go:
Amie, what you wanna do
I think I could stay with you
For a while may be longer if I do
So I had to do a few double takes to see who was singing Amy’s Song. Usually I would think this kind of thing – borrowing lyrics – would be kind of cheap and corny, but Brent really makes it work. Amy’s Song is entirely his own. It’s a great love song for his own Amy. The melody is great and it’s easy to sing along with.
The song has this slow groove to it. It’s laid back. It’s casual and cool. His voice is unique (although a little like Mike Posner). I think you’re going to like Brent’s style, though. It’s a fresh sound, but it feels like it could have been released 20 years ago when kids were out chasing girls and having a good time just trying to get through high school.
We’ve all had that girl or that guy in our lives that drives us a little crazy. We fall in love with them and they often don’t feel the same way…at least at first. We fall for them and we think about them all the time. We can’t stop wondering what life would be like if only they were ours and we were together. That’s how it works out and we spend some time chasing them and trying to find them.
The more I listen to Amy’s Song the more I find myself playing it over and over again. It’s hard not to love this song. You see the entire story taking place in front of your eyes as you listen. You see the lead singer of the band meeting this girl before the show. He hopes to see here after the show and isn’t sure if it’s going to happen.
It’s unique stuff like this that is making Sea Gayle’s artists really unique. First we had Jerrod Niemann and now we have Brent Anderson. Brent has a unique sound. If Amy’s Song is any indication of the direction he’s taking his music I’m going to be a fan for a long time.
What do you think of Amy’s Song?
Chart Estimate: #35
CML Points: 73/100
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