Eric Paslay is a new singer and songwriter.
It’s been a good year for him up to this point. He just had one of the songs he co-wrote hit #1 on the charts with Jake Owen’s [easyazon-link asin=”B004UCMRNM”]Barefoot Blue Jean Night[/easyazon-link]. And now Eric is on the charts himself as a singer with his debut single [easyazon-link asin=”B005H9192C”]Never Really Wanted[/easyazon-link].
Never Really Wanted – Eric Paslay
I’ve been hearing this song a few times over the last few weeks. It’s been catching my attention and I’ve even caught myself singing along to the words. [easyazon-link asin=”B005H9192C”]Never Really Wanted[/easyazon-link] has got that fun, catchy melody. The song has this groovy kind of music. It puts your mind back a few years to the point in your life when you had a first love.
[easyazon-link asin=”B005H9192C”]Never Really Wanted[/easyazon-link] is about a guy who’s lost a girl. He’s in a bit of denial. He’s trying to convince himself that he never really wanted her in the first place. In fact, he knows he didn’t want her. Now that he can’t have her, however, he can’t stop thinking about her. He knows he wants what he can’t have. It’s driving him nuts. Why couldn’t he see what she had before when he had the chance?
That’s how it works out sometimes. We can’t see the potential right in front of us. We get in our own way and miss out on a great chance to be with someone special. That’s what happened to the narrator in this song. I’m not sure if this has actually happened to Eric Paslay, but if he’s like most guys it probably has.
Eric Paslay in 2012
Eric has a bright future. He’s already had a great debut in 2011. He’s had a song reach the top of the charts for another artist. now he’s in the top 60 on the Billboard charts with his own single and the song is climbing.
Many artists get their start by having big hits for other artists. A recent example I can think of is when Luke Bryan had a co-written single for Billy Currington. You may remember the song [easyazon-link asin=”B000WLMNEI”]Good Directions[/easyazon-link]. That song was the first introduction to Luke Bryan to country fans. Now he’s a huge star in his own right.
I think Eric Paslay has that potential. It’s way too early to tell if he’ll become a huge star like Luke Bryan, but Eric has now proven to have the chops to write really great country songs. His first single is good and I’m expecting it to make it a ways up the chart. [easyazon-link asin=”B005H9192C”]Never Really Wanted[/easyazon-link] is the perfect kind of first single. It’s catchy. It’s got a sing along melody and it’s about something people can relate to.
Eric Paslay is looking to make it as a solo artist in 2012 and if he can get this single into the top 30 and follow it up with another solid hit he could be sitting pretty in the new year.
Keep an eye on Eric Paslay in 2012.
Chart Estimate: #30
CML Points: 77/100
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