Wild Country has a pretty descriptive name. If you listen to Spotify and like country music that kind of pushes the boundaries then you’ll want to subscribe to this list. I make sure to check this one out every week and this week there was a new song that kind of caught my ear.
The song is from Walker Hayes. That named seemed familiar to me. Walker had a couple charting singles about five years ago. It looks like he’s back with an evolved sound and possibly a hit on his hands.
Shades – Walker Hayes
This one is a little bit of Thomas Rhett and a little Freddie Ballard. Maybe even a little Jake Owen. It has that California cool sound like you’re hanging out at the beach with friends just kicking back and having a good time. It definitely bends the rules of country music, but that’s one of the cool things about country. We can kind of bend the rules and bring new fans into the genre.
The song seems pretty straightforward about keeping it cool and just having a good time. The sound and style are what really stands out. The beat makes you feel like dancing and grooving. I remember a little bit of Walker’s singles from a few years ago and this one sounds different and fresh. It’s definitely got a new sound, but sometimes that’s what it takes to stand out and have a hit.
What do you think of this one? Will we be hearing this one on Spotify for months to come and perhaps even on radio?
CML Points: 85/100