The Zac Brown Band is still riding the first single from their new record, but the next single will be coming out soon. I can’t say for sure what the song will be. I’ve listened to a few tracks from the record and it’s another great collection from these guys. The next single will be tough to choose, but this is the one I would choose if I was the band.
Day That I Die – Zac Brown Band
You won’t see me giving out many 90s on the point system here on CML. I just feel it’s really difficult to create that great of a song. I’ve done it maybe a handful of times in nearly 1,000 posts, but I have to give it to this song. In my mind it’s that good.
The guys in the Zac Brown Band have brought their level of talent to another level on this record. The band is already the best in the business, but they seem to be pushing themselves to see how far they can take this thing. They’ve certainly achieved something special with Day That I Die.
The song is about living life for all its worth and doing it until the day you die. The song is reflective. It’s about trying to think about what people will say about you when you die. Zac Brown is obviously looking to do as much as he can before that day comes. He wants to be playing music the entire time and probably even be found dead in his home with his guitar in his hands.
Death these days is usually not a graceful situation. We all live so long today that we find ourselves living in a state of discomfort. It’s not pretty in most cases, but it’s the way we die today. I guess if we all had the choice we’d die the best way we could and for Zac Brown that means playing music all the way through until we just can’t muster up the strength anymore.
Amos Lee joins Zac Brown on this track. It’s a good addition. Actually it’s a great addition. Amos Lee came from relative obscurity to actually have a number one album on the Billboard Top 200 chart last year. He’s quite the artist and he adds a great element on this track.
What do you think of the song?
Is it a hit for the Zac Brown Band?
CML Points: 90/100