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Losing Sleep

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Losing Sleep’ is the first single to drop from Chris Young’s upcoming studio album, co-written with Chris DeStefano & Josh Hoge.  The opening guitar is incredibly familiar and has an essence of both Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ and Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die a Happy Man’ in its hook.  It’s a slow and sexy opener, ‘Light a candle, turn all the lights down low, Baby let’s just lose control, lose control, I can handle every single curve you know….’ Chris croons and cue ladies feeling weak at the knees at the sound of those smooth, overtly sexual vocals.  At this point I can close my eyes and lose myself in those dulcet tones; Chris could actually sing the instruction manual for my mum’s old Fiat Punto and it would still sound like the Kama Sutra.

The chorus kicks in with slick production, big percussion and Chris’ effortless vocals. ‘When it comes to us, every single touch, is something special, when we’re wrapped up in those sheets’.  Ok, that’s hitting the mark. The ‘Beiber’esque guitar is back and the verse is stripped back again before hitting the chorus and ultimately culminates in some great guitar solos before abruptly finishing.

So technically, this is a perfect vocal performance from Chris.  Sexy lyrics and a catchy tune result in a great country pop song that will sound at home on country radio.  I’m sure it will prove to be a concert crowd pleaser, the same way as ‘I’m Comin Over’ has.  It just didn’t have the wow factor that I was hoping it would deliver that tracks like Sober Saturday Night, Tomorrow, Getting’ You Home and Neon do.  However, Chris Young has, in my opinion, THE best male voice in modern country music by a country mile.  I just wished that instead of playing it safe and continuing down the ‘country-pop’ route, he’d break from the mould and revisit the more traditional sound of his earlier albums.  I believe if he did, he’d transcend from his current ‘middle of the road’ sound to Superstar status – where he rightfully belongs to be.

 

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Caroline Gulla
Hi, I’m Caroline! I live in Northamptonshire and from the outside I look like a normal mum of two lovely girls, dutiful wife to a long-suffering husband, head chef, housekeeper and dog walker of Ozzy, the Frenchie. However, my alter-ego, Carolina, is a rock music turned country fanatic who grew up in an rowdy Irish family and whose main job between the ages of 7-16 was keeping the vinyl spinning on the vintage record player, be it old Irish rebel songs or classic country. Don Williams, Jim Reeves, Tammy Wynette & Loretta Lynn were the songs of my formative years and inspired me to pick up the guitar and sing (ok, my singing is better than my guitar playing!). My main hobby, outside of the day job, is attending live music events and travelling and my passion for modern country music was ignited on a trip to Nashville around 5 years ago. My favourite male artists include Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chris Young & female would be Miranda Lambert & Brandy Clark. I love to discover new and local talent and I recently discovered Americana, which I now love. I’m the one who can’t keep her feet still so come and say hello if you see me out and about! I am really excited about being part of the Think Country Team
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