Here is a pretty cool song I’ve heard a few times now on radio. It’s from a new country artist looking for his first big hit.
Give this one a listen and see what you think.
Drink You Away – David Fanning
If you’re a pop music fan you probably recognized this one. The song is from Justin Timberlake. I don’t think it was released as a single, but it’s been pretty popular with JT fans.
Now, JT is from Tennessee and he’s expressed interest in country music before. His version is definitely glossed over with pop sounds, but underneath it all you can really hear the country influences.
And that’s the song that David Fanning brought to life. I think it’s pretty cool and a really good opportunity for him. He could take a song with incredible pop hooks and turn it into his own. And there are probably Justin Timberlake fans cheering for this one to reach the top of the country charts.
It would be pretty cool to see JT climb the country charts as a writer. Maybe this would be the prelude to him releasing a country album.
But we’ll see how things go. This song is about David Fanning and the song is really good. It’s catchy. It’s country. I think it should work well on country radio.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 84/100
Bonus: JT’s Version