Sony Music has been killing it the last few years with breaking new artists into country music. Some of their biggest successes have been with Old Dominion, Maren Morris and more. They’re really on a roll and it seems like they have some big things in store for 2017.
I hadn’t heard about Candi Carpenter, but it looks like she’s on the Sony team and that’s good news for her. And it’s good news for country fans because this cheating song is a throwback in a way to classic country songs while also bringing something new to the table.
Burn The Bed – Candi Carpenter
Cheating songs are as old as country music. They’ve been around for a long time, but that makes it pretty difficult for an artist or songwriter to find a new way to sing about the human condition of cheating.
I think Candi has something good with this one, though. She’s going through a conversation she’s having with her guy. He was busy cheating with someone else. She’s wondering about all the details. Was he looking for emotional connection? Was he just looking for something physical? How long has he been lying?
All the questions are going through the woman’s head. She can’t make sense of it. She feels hurt. She knows that her life has changed and that she’ll have to move on in some way, but right now all she can think about is burning that bed.
Unfortunately this is something that many people have gone through and that’s a good thing for Candi and her career. A lot of people are going to connect with this song.
CML Points: 87/100
Chart Estimate: #15