What do you do if the first three singles from your debut album were huge hits?
You release a fourth single from that album.
Brett Young has had an incredible debut with his album that came out a couple years ago. It really seems like this guy has found his niche in country music. Kind of that sad country song vein that so many people can relate to.
I don’t know what it is about sad country songs, but people love them. I guess it’s nice knowing that you’re not alone when you’re feeling down that brings people in.
Anyway, here is another sad song from Brett Young. It’s really good.
Mercy – Brett Young
The theme here is that a guy is still reeling from a breakup. He’s going through all the usual emotions. He’s thinking about how good things were. He’s thinking about all the things he’s lost now that it’s over.
But it still seems like she’s not having mercy on him. He sees her out and she’s looking good. It seems like she’s smiling and maybe having a good time. She still calls him once in awhile. Gives him that little glimmer of hope even though there is no hope.
This is a good song. Subtle, but powerful. Restrained, but intense. People are going to like this one. And it was a bit risky since pop singer Shawn Mendes had that recent hit with the same title.
But I think this will stand on its own.
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 92/100