This is the third full length album from Lauren Alaina and follows two critically acclaimed EP’s released in 2020. Alaina, who says this record is about “a dreamer becoming an achiever,” co-wrote 14 of the 15 tracks alongside some of country music’s finest writers, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey to name a few.
Alaina’s vocals are in fine form as they soar throughout the record whilst the production is well polished. The single, Getting Over Him, which is climbing up the country charts, sees Alaina team up with Jon Pardi. It begins with a notable guitar riff before the songstress works her way to the chorus where the pair sing in unison through the catchy melodies. It opens out into an arena ready anthem.
Alaina immediately shows her more vulnerable side on Good Ole Boy, her vocals wavering slightly with the emotion. The lyrics bring a vivid image to mind; “If you took care of me like the cowboy boots that made you over six feet tall.” As each line lands, the cleverness takes your breath away. The pedal steel helps to deliver the emotion.
To summarise, this may be the best we’ve heard from Lauren Alaina – she presents us with the full package, the lyrics, the melody, the production is flawless.