FGL, Ivey drop new sounds
Friday, February 12, 2021
– Florida Georgia Line is out with its fifth studio disc today, "Life Rolls On." The 16-song set includes all six songs that came out last year as part of the "6 Pack EP." Among the songs are "I Love My Country" and "Long Live." Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have 13 writing credits. They also produced the set with Corey Crowder.
Jeremy Ivey is releasing "The Monolith Sessions" today, an EP of five songs from his latest album, "Waiting Out The Storm." The set was recorded live at Nashville venue The 5 Spot. Featuring the tracks "Someone Else's Problem", "Movies", "Things Could Get Much Worse", "Paradise Alley" and "Loser Town." "Waiting Out the Storm" was released last fall and produced by his wife, Margo Price.
When Florida Georgia Line sing about how much they love their country with "I Love My Country," this lightning rod duo must certainly be aware that not everybody loves 'their' country. 'Their' country doesn't always match the country music of George Strait, after all, who is name-dropped in said song. Strait is just too stylistically straight, for instance, to ever work in the sort of hip-hop cadence that drives "Ain't Worried About It. ...
Jeremy Ivey is a master storyteller, and his songs oftentimes tell tales of those down on their luck, like the man in "Greyhound," who wants a ticket that takes him anywhere except back home to his loveless relationship. "Falling Man," though, is far more philosophical than linear, as it chronicles the oftentimes confusing world of post-moderns. "I'm out here where I don't belong," its narrator admits. The chorus speaks of a constantly falling man who is ...
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance.
That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. ...