I was hestitant to write about this song and I’m not sure why.
Recently I heard the song again on the radio and knew I had to give it a fair chance. The title may have thrown me off at first. I figured it was just some gimmick song that was trying to get some attention, but it’s actually a good country song. Check out Hot Mess by Tyler Farr
Hot Mess – Tyler Farr
It’s the melody that gets my attention right away. Sure, there are a few gimmick-type sounds in the background, but Tyler’s voice is good and the song is definitely country. It’s a romantic love song about a guy that loves his little gal that happens to be a hot mess. I’m sure we’ve all known a few of those in our days.
The pace of the song is cool. It’s not too fast, but it’s not slow either. It moves along pretty good for a country song. I really like it. I think what makes the song a winner is the catchy lyrics. When you listen you can feel the melody and pick up really quick on the words in the chorus.
Hot Mess fits right in with the pop-country on the radio these days. I’m thinking this song will find its way into the top 25 on the charts. That’s my guess. It could make it a little further, but I’m not sure. I’m betting on #25.
Tyler Farr seems to be an interesting guy. He’s on BNA Nashville and they are doing some interesting things over there. They’ve basically only had Kenny Chesney (and Kellie Pickler) the last year or so, but they’re bringing in some interesting newcomers including Tyler and Wade Bowen (love this guy’s music).
Tyler Farr should have the full support of the label and I’m thinking he’ll find success. His voice sounds good. The melody of his first single is good. After a few listens I came around to Hot Mess. It’s a hit in my book.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 79/100