This is a really interesting song for a few different reasons. There are levels on this track. Check it out and see what you think. The Lost Trailers have certainly been one of the more interesting country acts over the last few years. They’ve had an interesting collection of songs including this new one.
American Beauty – The Lost Trailers
The first couple times I listened to American Beauty I was too taken by the sound that I didn’t really even know what the story was about. To me that’s the make of an interesting song. The sound captures you first and then you go back for another few listens to really understand what the story is behind the music. There are levels to this track and I think that’s what makes it really great.
First you hear the almost adult contemporary sound of the track. It’s like Jason Mraz or something weird. It makes sense because a few YouTube videos showcase the guys covering Jason Mraz in their concerts. They sound good in this little niche and maybe it’s something they’re thinking can make them different than other acts out there right now. You don’t hear this all the time on country radio, but I think it’s something that could really work well on today’s country radio. The song is catchy and really that’s the single most important ingredient in having a radio hit.
The story of the song is about two falling in love in what I think is the Fourth of July fair. There is talk of the ferris wheel and the stamps on the hands. I think that’s where the American Beauty of the song comes from. You have the fireworks in the sky and two people falling in love down on the ground. It’s something everybody wishes for as summer gets started. We all dream of having someone to hold and kiss s the fireworks light off in the sky.
It’s a great song and it sure sounds like a hit to me.
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 83/100