Nickelback’s new song This Afternoon is a fun, summer song. The guys in the band are saying the song is country-rock. Lead singer Chad Kroeger told MTV News that the song is “A rock-and-roll version of Friends In Low Places“. Bassist Mike Kroeger said that country music was an influence on the guys growing up. “It’s a big part of our background.”
I don’t know if we’ll be hearing Nickelback on country radio regularly in the future, but this song does seem like it could find a place on the country singles charts this summer. Just as Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker have found success in country music, Nickelback has a song with melodies that country fans dig.
This song is fun like Kid Rock’s All Summer Long (co-written by Uncle Kracker) and summery like Uncle Kracker’s recent country top 40 hit Smile. It’ll be interesting if Nickelback and their record label decide to promote This Afternoon to country radio after it makes its way up the pop and rock charts. There is definitely precidence for rocking summer songs from rock stars to find a home with the country audience.
I like the song.
What are your thoughts?
This Afternoon – Nickelback