Justin Moore has had an interesting year.
Lettin’ The Night Role had a good run in 2013-2014. Then came the interesting choice of a single with Home Sweet Home, the rock cover.
Then Justin was part of the huge hit, Small Town Throwdown, with labelmates Brantley Gilbert and Thomas Rhett. Solid stuff there.
Then it was like the plan was to finally get back to Justin’s studio album with This Kind Of Town. And that is a really good song, but it seemed like after a couple weeks it wasn’t climbing super fast and everybody behind Justin just kind of gave up on the song.
Which I get. The album had been out a couple years so the focus was probably shifting to new stuff.
But it was kind of weird.
And now after some time we get some new music.
You Look Like I Need A Drink – Justin Moore
This is an interesting song.
I like it.
The song is a breakup song. The guy seems to realize that his girl is coming over to let him down. She wants to be civil about it and be fair with him, but he can see through it all and maybe it would be best to just cut to the chase.
But the interesting part of the song is that the melody is pretty upbeat, which is kind of cool. You think maybe it could be a love song or something, but that’s not the case.
It’s almost like the guy feels like he should still hold out hope, but he knows that it’s over. So through the uplifting melody there is a darkness and a realization that it’s over.
Pretty good song that seems ready for radio. I’m sure it will be a hit with a couple months.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #5
CML Points: 85/100