This one slipped past me. I try to stay up on all the new country music. And I was looking for new music from Eli Young Band, but this new one got past me earlier this year.
The song is Skin & Bones. I was in the car with my wife the other day and this song came on The Highway. She said that she had been hearing it for weeks.
I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard it. Then I felt even worse when I heard the song. It’s great.
Skin & Bones – Eli Young Band
There’s obviously a little play on words going on here. When I first saw the title for the song my mind when to Halloween and things like that. Maybe a horror movie or something like that. You just never know what country artists will put out today.
But it turned out to be a sweet love song. You have a guy that’s feeling so connected to this person. She’s part of his every cell. His skin and bones. Without her he wouldn’t be who he is today. She’s influenced him so much that he wouldn’t even be able to shed her if he tried.
The guys are sounding as good as ever too on this one. They have their own sound and people love it. They’ve found another song that allows them to showcase that sound.
It looks like they’re still with Big Machine. I’m hoping this song keeps catching on. It deserves to be a hit. I would say definitely one that could crack the top 10.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 88/100