Trent Tomlinson is back with a new song – Man Without A Woman.
The track should be Tomlinson’s return to the charts. His former labeled closed up shop a few years ago and Trent lost his momentum. It’s been two years since Trent was on the charts, but his hard work may pay off with this new song and mark his return.
Man Without A Woman – Trent Tomlinson
It’s unfortunate when record labels close. A few years ago Lyric Street Records closed. The label was Disney’s venture into country music. There were some huge successes including first acts like Rascal Flatts and SheDaisy. The label also yielded other strong releases like Trent Tomlinson, Josh Gracin, and a few records from Aaron Tippin. The label never seemed to live up to its own standards and things were shut down leaving some great artists without a home.
Trent was one that got caught up in the mix when Lyric Street went under and since about 2008 he’s been struggling to keep things going. Sure, he’s been out touring as much as ever. He had three big hits from his first album and things were looking great. It’s tough to lose the momentum of singles when you find yourself without the big marketing push.
Today, Trent is back with Man Without A Woman. The song is being promoted by Skyville Records. It’s a fresh start for Trent and the song seems like it could become another hit for Trent and his return to the country charts.
The song is a little slower than some of the rocking songs Trent has put out in the past. It’s about a guy that’s down on his last bit of luck. He goes through the motions each day. He eats his cereal with water because the milk has gone bad. He stumbles his way down to happy hour every day because he’s got nothing else to come home to or look forward to. That’s the life for a bachelor.
In another situation from the song there’s a 30-something year old guy that’s on his own for a few days. His wife left for a few days to take care of her mother. The man is lost when she’s gone. Things basically get done, but the kids are going crazy and the house is a mess. It’s chaos without her.
In the final verse there’s a lone man up in his eighties. He’s waiting for his turn to pass on. He’s lost his wife, his woman. He’s lost without her. She was the best part of living and he’s missing her like crazy. She passed before he did and it’s a bit side, but he has hope he’ll see her again and find that same happiness.
Man Without A Woman is the kind of country song I’ve always enjoyed. Artists have been making songs like this for as long as country has been around. These songs tell stories. They have real life situations and it’s songs like this that help listeners understand that we’re not alone. Other people out there are going through the same things.
And this song also makes it evident just how important women are to life. Guys, we’d be lost without them and that’s a simple fact.
This is a great song from Trent and I think there’s hope for it to really make a run on the charts and get him some momentum back building for his career.
Chart Estimate: #35
CML Points: 77/100