When this song popped up on the country scene recently it had me smiling.
But then it kind of hit me that it had been a decade since Trent Tomlinson first came on the scene with some really good songs. He had a handful of hits starting in 2005 and really had a unique style.
This new song has him falling right in line with the traditional country stuff that I love. And I know that you probably love this if you’re following along here at CML.
So check this one out because it’s a good one.
That’s What’s Working Right Now – Trent Tomlinson
Drinking. Leaving. Cheating. Sad.
It’s country through to the core.
A major core in country music has always been real life and that includes the downside. When someone leaves you it’s definitely one of the downsides to life. You struggle with it. You kind of go into survival mode for awhile and you do whatever you can to make it through the day.
That’s what this song is about. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard it said or sung this way before. It feels familiar, but it also sounds fresh coming from Trent.
The narrator in the song is turning to drinking. The whiskey and the alcohol is helping to get through the day. It’s not about doing what’s right or any of that. It’s about survival.
It looks like Trent is doing the independent thing with this new release. I hope it gets some attention. It’s very much a worthy song.
CML Points: 89/100