The name Ryan Lafferty sounded familiar to me. Then I realized or found in a search that it was a character, a small character, on the show Brothers & Sisters. My wife and I binge watched that show a couple years ago on Netflix.
Anyway, I don’t think there is any connection with that character and Ryan Lafferty the singer.
I heard Ryan’s song on Wild Country on Spotify and wanted to review it here for you.
Close To You – Ryan Lafferty
It’s really catchy. I think that’s what is most appealing about this song.
Sometimes you can get a little overplayed on the radio with these uptempo love songs, but people like them and that’s why these songs are always around on country radio.
Ryan has a pretty unique voice too. It’s really light and sweet. It seems like the kind of singing voice that would make young country female fans fall in love.
Maybe a little like Dan + Shay with a little bit of Bryan White? It’s unique so there really isn’t a complete comparison, but I think the song has some really good qualities. It’s light, but there is still a little punch in the sound.
The lyrics are pretty straightforward. It’s a love story about the way this guy feels about this girl. He loves everything about her and wants to be as close to her as possible at just about all times.
A song like this can surprise sometimes. It doesn’t jump out at you at first, but the more you listen the more you like it and the more you get it caught in your head.
The odds are against it, but you never know.
Chart Estimate: #40
CML Points: 81/100