Charles Kelley got off to a good start with his debut single. It was a collaboration with a couple of his buddies, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay. The song didn’t quite crack the top 40 on the radio charts, which might have been a disappointment. But it was a tricky song. Those songs about the musician lifestyle can be hard for the every day listener to relate to.
But Charles is back with a new single off that debut solo album and this one is pretty cool and should be more radio-friendly.
Lonely Girl – Charles Kelley
The story seems to be about a guy that sees a girl he admires getting let down by the guy she’s with. He maybe can’t really understand why she’s been with this guy and maybe even while she’s being let down she stays with him.
Well the narrator has had enough of that. He’s ready to convince her that he can sweep her off her feet and give her all the love and attention she deserves.
And that story is kind of laid over the top of some really cool melodies. I don’t really know how to describe the song. It’s not really like other country songs that have been out lately. I think there’s a little hint of Eddie Rabbitt in there along with some other pop influences.
And there’s also a little bit of the Lady Antebellum sound in there, which is a good thing. Charles is obviously a big part of that trio so his sound comes through just like in the group.
This is a good song. I think we’ll hear it on radio.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 85/100