At first I was curious to see how this song would turn out. It’s one thing to take on a great song. It’s another to take on a great song originally released by a great artist.
That’s the challenge Josey Milner took on when she decided to cover Dead Flowers, which I originally heard from Miranda Lambert a few years ago. The song wasn’t a huge hit for Miranda, but it always stuck out in my mind as a great track. It’s a sad song, but a powerful song about relationships and how not all of them work out.
So that’s what Josey had to overcome and you know what?
I think she pulled it off.
Dead Flowers – Josey Milner
It was a tough task, but I like this version from Josey. It took me a while to get over the fact that this was recorded by Miranda Lambert. I just had her voice in my head, but once I got past that it became about Josey’s interpretation of the song. She does a great job. She’s a different artist than Miranda and I’m sure some of you won’t like Josey’s version, but I know there are some of you that will.
There are points in the song where you can really hear the talent in Josey’s voice. She has a real potential to have a strong career in singing. It’s always tough to break out in the mainstream, but you never know. I have to say that her song choice in this instance was great. Her voice fits the track well and I think it’s something people are really going to enjoy.
What did you think of the song?
CML Points: 80/100