Craig Campbell got a little controversial with his last hit.
Now he’s back to a single that’s a little more mainstream. Check out Craig’s new song and see what you think. It’s an upbeat song with a little sad undertone about a guy that’s running low on cash.
When I Get It – Craig Campbell
Sometimes you have to do things a little outside of the norm. Craig Campbell certainly ddi that with his last hit single, Fish. Craig took on things to the edge concerning love and lust. The result was a top 25 hit on the charts, a few more fans, and a few more enemies.
At least Craig was trying to do something different. That’s refreshing.
Also refreshing is Craig’s next single.
When I Get It is the story of a guy that’s down on his luck. He’s running low on cash and even though various people are coming to collect he tells them he doesn’t have anything to give. As soon as he gets it he’ll have something to give them, but that’s how it’s going to be for now.
Times are tough and people can relate to running low on cash. There can appear to be more bills to pay than income coming in. It’s a tough situation. Things pile on top of each other and there just isn’t enough time in the day to earn more.
Craig Campbell has a great country voice. He has a knack for writing songs with great melodies. The melody in When I Get It is perfect. It’s a little laid back and fun. Despite the sorrow in the lyrics there is optimism in the melody. Sometimes you can get so down on yourself and on life that you have to just have a good laugh.
It’s ok to laugh at yourself.
Think about your situation. What good would it do to be down on yourself all the time? It’s not healthy. Pick yourself up and laugh a little bit. When the bill collector comes to the door tell him you just don’t have anything to offer him. Even if they don’t believe you, you’ll have to just be more convincing. Then it’s time to get back to work and get out of the hole.
I think Craig is going to have his first top ten with When I Get It. The melody makes this song top ten material. I really think you’ll see people everywhere singing this song in their cars and everywhere else. People love a good melody and this song is a treat.
The lyrics will determine if this song becomes an even bigger hit than just a top ten. The lyrics tell a story that is very meaningful to a lot of people these days. When people have something they can relate to it becomes even bigger. This song has a chance to become one of those career defining hits for a new artist.
What do you think?
Is When I Get It going to become a huge hit for Craig?
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 80/100