Last Spring, my wife took me to see Alan Jackson in concert. At the show was Brandy Clark. She was the first opener, but you wouldn’t believe how packed the place as for her show. I know it was obviously mostly Alan Jackson fans, but they were digging Brandy Clark.
Her first album was released about 30 months ago and now she’s ready with new music, which is pretty exciting. Here is her new single.
Girl Next Door – Brandy Clark
Brandy Clark is just cool. Her songs sound cool. She has a cool voice and she’s a killer songwriter. The lyrics on this one are unlike others you’ll hear on country music and I love that. You’ll hear a little Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert in the song and that’s because Brandy has written songs with and for those two stars.
This song is about taking on the idea that someone would want the girl next door. That’s fine I guess for some people, but this narrator is letting you know that she’s not the girl next door. She’s unique. She’s definitely different than what you’re used to and if you’re ready for that then she’ll consider.
I don’t know if this will become a hit, but only because Brandy isn’t on a major label right now. That in itself is surprising, but some independent labels are having success at radio lately. And maybe a major will pick up this single. You never know.
Brandy has proven her songwriting chops and she’s also proven her singing chops. This is a really good one. I like it.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 87/100