To have most of the beautiful instrumentation stripped away really showcases the emotion Anderson East gives to the lyrics of this song. Powerful and potent.
The knowledge of experience that an artist sounds even better live than on a studio track is a wonderful thing to possess. August 12, 2018 was the first time I have witnessed Anderson East perform live. Hopefully, it will not be the last. I love leaving shows wishing I had another show by that artist to go to already, regular life circumstances not being a barrier to non-stop live music enjoyment!
There’s a rasp and growl to Anderson East’s voice in this song that suggests Ray Lamontagne in style mixed with the groove and grit of soulful keys and horns. The theme of the song is one evoked before and one that will be echoed in the future, but the level of swag that East gives in this song is delicious ear candy. One line over the driving beats, and I find myself trying to stop from visibly bobbing my head to the rhythm as I move through my day with the song in my ears. A catchy collection of chords indeed.