Sara Evans is back in a big way.
Stronger is the new album from Sara. It’s her first complete studio set in about five years. That’s an eternity in the country music world where most artists release new music every year and a half. But Sara is back now and after a few early listens it sounds like everything was worth the wait.
After reading one interview with Sara there was something that stood out to me. Sara had mentioned one of the songs on the new album was a game changer for her career. She said the song may not be one to release right away, but could be a huge song for her in a year or so after a few successful singles.
One of the most chilling songs on the album is “What That Drink Cost Me,” a statement about the far-reaching effects of alcoholism, written by Chapman, Evans and her brother.
“That song was just a gift from God,” she said. “There was no personal experience. It was just me and Matt and Nathan trying to think of something to write about. I think our inspiration was ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’ We just decided to write a sad country song about drinking, and that’s what came out. … My manager thinks that song could be a total game-changer for my career. It would have to be released at the right time.”
After reading that description I knew I had to check out the song.
What That Drink Cost Me is a great song. Sara is not over-hyping it at all. This track is a throwback to the ’90s style of traditional country music. I love Sara’s vocals on the song. It’s a sad country song just as she describes. There is pain in Sara’s voice. Even though she says ti’s not about her you gotta believe that emotion comes from somewhere.
This is the kind of song that makes you think about your own life, the choices you make, and how everything you do can affect the ones you love most. What That Drink Cost Me is a powerful country song. It’s a classic country song yet there is really nothing like it on country radio right now.
I fell in love with What That Drink Cost Me on the first listen.
What do you think?
What That Drink Cost Me – Sara Evans