I’m embarrassed. This is the first time I’ve written about Radney Foster on CML. He’s certainly been an artist I’ve listened to over the years. He’s been a huge national star in country music. He’s been one of the great artists coming out of Texas and he’s continued to release new music over the years.
Now he’s got a new album coming out and the first single has already been getting lots of attention. Give it a listen and see what you think.
Everything I Should Have Said – Radney Foster
This song comes across really sad. You can hear it in Radney’s voice and you can feel it in the music. It has to be a song about loss and I think it’s about a breakup. It could be about a divorce. I thought maybe it could be about losing someone to death without getting to lay differences to rest, but I do think it’s about breaking up.
Sometimes two people just can’t work it out. It’s usually not just one thing that happens. That’s why I like the way this song was written. It’s about communication and that can be so many things that all add up to the breakup. It’s two people that maybe belong together, but couldn’t find common ground. Or maybe it’s two people that really were never compatible. Sometimes there is no real answer. Things just happen.
It’s a haunting song and a reminder of just how good Radney is as an artist.
What are your thoughts?
CML Points: 86/100