The Petty-esque opening rock-tinged guitar riffs generate a ton of energy and give the song a real sense of motion (although the drums here lack the punch of “Runnin’ Down A Dream”), and although the chorus seems to slow things down with its every-third-note cadence, it’s a nice sonic cue to stop and smell the roses while they’re there. Song Review: Johnny McGuire, “I Can’t Even”. Change ). But the soft piano touches add a delicacy to “Guys Named Captain” that’s fairly potent, and “Happy Does” features a sunnier, lightweight vibe that works well for it. It may have the happy sound and party vibe to make it a short-term summertime hit, but more than anything it makes me think that the low-fuel light has come on for Chesney’s mainstream career. The same can be said for “You Don’t Get To,” where the little details of what turned this relationship sour unfurl line by line, and given that it paints that full picture, it’s understandable when he doesn’t have the patience to want to try again with this woman. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Kenny Chesney will release new album Here and Now digitally on Friday.. Chesney and his writers have always had a good sense for setting a scene for his material, but the actual details never really fluctuate. I admit..I love Kenny Chesney. ( Log Out /  To be fair, there aren’t as many moments like that as one would expect. And though they’re good, those two tracks feel oddly out of place here, digging a bit deeper and offering something beyond an ideal scenario (though one could certainly argue the former track is about finding one’s own happiness). Kenny Chesney can’t possibly have imagined the world in which we’d be listening to “Here and Now.” The country superstar’s 19th studio album was supposed to arrive two weeks into a stadium-and-amphitheater “Chillaxification Tour 2020” that would have kept parking lot parties going well into college football season. Despite chiding people for waiting for their ships to come in, the narrator demonstrates no more proactivity then the waiters they put down.

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Again, though, I knew it would be an isolated moment; not only because of the making of the album, but also because country radio wasn’t kind to “Better Boat” in the slightest. ... Another great album for the No Shoes Nation to lift our spirits.

Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It was an album influenced by destruction and deliberately meant to reflect on that – of course one would want to eventually move on from it. The laundry list of things they’ve done and seen in the past (island hopping, romances in exotic locales, etc.) After his recent tire fire of a sex jam “Tip Of My Tongue” ran out of steam at #8, he’s gone back to his “saying a lot without really saying anything” ways with his latest single “Here And Now,” a predictable ode to the present tense.

With a few genuine highlights and a fairly agreeable tone otherwise, Here And Now is at least another (albeit smaller) step in the right direction for Chesney. In some sense, it’s the same song that he’s been pitching for the last five years, and if this is all he has to say anymore, maybe it’s time he went back to those islands and ruminated on some new ideas. There’s a real positivity to his delivery and his technical skills seems to be as strong as ever (honestly, this is more vocal power than we’ve gotten from him in a while), but his narrator gives me the distinct impression that he’s done working towards the future, and instead plans on sitting around watching the world burn à la Chris Janson in “Fix A Drink.” The producer can drive the song all they want, but despite Chesney’s charisma, his narrator doesn’t feel like they’re up for the ride. He’s begun releasing tracks like “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” “Noise,” and “Get Along,” all of which kinda-sorta have something to say from an elder-statesman point-of-view, but they never really get beyond generic platitudes and vague, preachy proclamations.

( Log Out /  The same can be said for “Happy Does” and “Beautiful World,” both of which are overall inoffensive, but still mangle the difference between confidence and optimism in the face of adversity and casually just brushing it off without any real acknowledgment. A track like “Wasted,” on the other hand, feels more in line with what one would expect from Chesney – a breezy, slightly preachy ode to just do what you want to do and not focus on the bad elements in life … which would be all right if we, too, were all millionaires who could afford to blow through huge chunks of money like the character here. Still, the mix drags the song forward anyway, giving it a feeling of momentum and cheer that it really doesn’t justify. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. With that said – it’s a Kenny Chesney album, so one knows what to expect at this point.

The latest collection of KC songs is perfect for … Now on the backside of 50, Chesney may have the experience to claim that he’s done all the things described in the verses, but it also puts hims squarely in the ‘live it up now’ camp: There is no future in mainstream country music for Chesney, so he’d better have his fun while he still can.