It wasn’t my favorite song on the album, but Alone With You could be a good song choice for Jake Owen. It’s the next single from his hugely successful Barefoot Blue Jean Night album and Jake is looking to keep the strong momentum going. Check out the song and see what you think…
Alone With You – Jake Owen
I’m not sure what I had in mind just a few weeks back when I reviewed Jake Owen’s latest album. I said Alone With You wasn’t my favorite track, but that it was still a strong song. What I’m guessing is the other songs on the album seemed to have more catchy melodies and seemed to be ready-made singles. Jake and his team have chosen Alone With You for the next single, though, and you know what…I think it’s a good choice.
Jake has been defining himself more these days. Barefoot Blue Jean Night was a song about young love and enjoying life for a few more moments before settling into the more adult role of raising kids, watching popular TV shows every night, and living the busy adult life. I think Jake’s right in that moment where he’s still enjoying being young, in a new relationship, and has no plans of settling down for a few years.
Alone With You follows on that theme. The song is about a couple that’s early in their stages of what could become love. They’re trying to take things slow, but they have to fight their urges. It’s a cool song. It’s a little on the slow to mid-tempo side of things, but that’s ok. The song takes a little while to reach the chorus, but once it does there is a charming and charismatic sound to Jake’s voice. This is one where Jake can really pay attention to the females in the crowd. That’s probably the biggest reason why I think this song will do well.
Jake is riding some really strong momentum right now. His last single became his first number one hit. His latest album also sold a ton of copies in the first week and Jake really got some attention from the entire music community. He’s been out on big tours all summer and it’s shaping up to be a great 2012 for him.
Don’t be surprised to see Alone With You up near the top five in the next few months. Jake’s singles have taken a little bit of time to reach their peaks including the last one. So I’d estimate this song will take until sometime around the first of the New Year or maybe sometime in February to reach the top five. After that things should line up well for another fun summer song from Jake. And there are plenty of options for the third single from the set.
But I’m getting too far ahead of myself. Jake fans can really enjoy the new single as it’s a great song and should be another good one to add to the collection of hits. Nice one, Jake.
Chart Estimate: #5
CML Points: 83/100
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