Midland is my new favorite country band.
There, I said it.
And I’m obviously not the only one. Their debut single, Drinkin’ Problem, has been a huge hit. It’s not everyday that the first single from a new act does that well, but we’re looking at a top three song with still a little potential to hit the number one slot.
But it looks like the guys are preparing to release their debut album soon and I think this is the next single.
Make A Little – Midland
Somehow these guys have combined all kinds of traditional country influences and sounds and have made something fresh. And they’ve found a way to bring a little traditional country into the modern mainstream and people are digging it.
There’s gotta be a little Dwight Yoakam in there. A little George Strait and Alan Jackson for sure. And a ton of others. I know a lot of those old timer artists gotta be loving what this band is doing.
As for this song, the hook is a playful one. It’s looking at the world and realizing that there just isn’t enough love going on around us so maybe we should just make a little. Kind of like the old, Make Love Not War, t-shirt slogan from back in the ’60s.
And that theme is all wrapped up in an incredibly catchy melody. You’re singing along with this one from the first listen and it’s already on my favorites list on Spotify.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #3
CML Points: 89/100