Zac Brown Band is ready to put out their fourth country single (sixth overall) from Jekyll + Hyde. It’s a song that sees the guys getting back to their island side. They’ve had a few songs in that genre over their career. It’s obvious that it’s important to them and they succeed again.
This one is right there in line with Jimmy Buffett’s style, but it sounds fresh and unique. It’s a good one.
Castaway – Zac Brown Band
Right from the opening line you know that you’re about to head out to the beach ZBB. It starts out a little funky with those steel drums or whatever they are playing. Then Zac comes in with the first vocals and it kind of gets off on a medium pace and then things come in a little stronger and picks up speed throughout.
The thing that stands out to me is that by the end there are so many musical layers. You got different people coming in and singing and it sounds like there are a hundred instruments playing all at once.
And the cool thing is that it all works really well. You kind of catch yourself grooving back and forth like you’re at a beach concert with these guys.
And I guess that’s the entire point. This one should be a great song for the upcoming summer months. I’m looking out at snow flurries right now here in Wisconsin and this song has me thinking big time about getting away to a beach.
This sounds like another big hit for Zac Brown Band. They just keep on rolling.
Chart Estimate: #3
CML Points: 84/100