Train is a pop band that has had a surprisingly long career. The band has been around for something like 15 years, which is really incredible in the music industry, but they’re still on the top of the pop world today.
Ashley Monroe has had spurts of success on her own in the country world and most recently has been on top with her band the Pistol Annies. That collaboration will likely always be most known for Miranda Lambert, but all three women are equally talented including Ashley.
So this pair of Train and Ashley Monroe certainly has some interest. The song fits in the pop world probably a little better than the country world, but I think it works well in both.
Bruises – Train and Ashley Monroe
The song is about couple that is looking back on the time they’ve had together. I think that’s what it’s about anyway. The two people are looking back and realizing that they have some bruises, but even at the point where they are now they realize that life has been pretty good. We all have those bruises in life, the bad decisions that make us cringe when we look back, but overall if we have more good than bad we’re doing alright.
The song also has a great melody. That’s probably one of the reasons Train has been able to stay relevant for 15 years is because they have a knack for creating some really catchy melodies. When mixed in the country world this laid back melody works really well and when you add in some great vocals it goes over the top and it should become a hit on the country charts.
It’s a great song and a little change of pace for the country charts.
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 80/100