Brett Young – Brett Young

CD Review: Brett Young – Brett Young

By Georgette Diab for Country Music News International Magazine

Brett Young’s self-titled debut album, released in 2017, is a compelling introduction to his blend of contemporary country music infused with pop sensibilities. The album is characterized by its emotive lyrics, smooth vocals, and relatable themes of love, heartbreak, and personal introspection. Here’s a detailed review of the album and its key tracks:

1. Sleep Without You
The album opens with this upbeat and catchy track. It sets a lively tone, with Young singing about the longing he feels when his significant other is out for the night. The song’s infectious melody and relatable lyrics quickly made it a favorite among fans and a staple on country radio.

2. Close Enough
This reflective song delves into the complexities of relationships that are almost perfect but not quite there. The mellow tempo and introspective lyrics showcase Young’s ability to capture nuanced emotions, making it a poignant addition to the album.

3. Like I Loved You
A standout track that deals with the heartache of seeing an ex move on too quickly. Young’s raw and honest lyrics, combined with his emotive delivery, create a powerful anthem for those experiencing the lingering pain of a breakup.

4. In Case You Didn’t Know
Arguably the most iconic song on the album, “In Case You Didn’t Know” is a tender ballad that has become a go-to for weddings and romantic occasions. The song’s heartfelt lyrics and Young’s soulful performance create an intimate and timeless love song that resonates deeply with listeners.

5. Olivia Mae
This sweet and personal track highlights Young’s storytelling ability. The gentle melody and affectionate lyrics paint a vivid picture of love and admiration, adding a charming touch to the album.

6. Left Side of Leavin’
Capturing the emotions of a breakup from the perspective of someone left behind, this song features somber tones and reflective lyrics. Young’s vocal performance adds depth to the feelings of loss and loneliness depicted in the song.

7. You Ain’t Here to Kiss Me
A deeply emotional track about spending New Year’s Eve alone after a breakup. The melancholic melody and introspective lyrics make it a poignant listen, capturing the pain of missing someone during a time meant for celebration.

8. Back on the Wagon
An upbeat song about picking up the pieces after a breakup. With a catchy melody and optimistic lyrics, “Back on the Wagon” stands out as a lively anthem for embracing fresh starts and moving forward.

9. Makin’ Me Say
This fun, flirtatious track has a playful vibe. Its catchy hook and light-hearted lyrics make it an enjoyable listen, showcasing Young’s ability to craft entertaining and engaging songs.

10. Memory Won’t Let Me
A song that delves into the struggle of moving on from a past relationship when memories keep resurfacing. The introspective lyrics and Young’s heartfelt delivery make “Memory Won’t Let Me” a relatable and emotional track.

11. Beautiful Believer
A love song that celebrates faith and commitment in a relationship. With its uplifting message and gentle melody, “Beautiful Believer” is a soothing and inspirational listen, highlighting the strength and beauty of unwavering love.

12. Mercy
One of Brett Young’s most powerful ballads, “Mercy” captures the agony of a love that’s unreciprocated. The raw emotion in Young’s voice and the poignant lyrics make this song a standout on the album. Its haunting melody and honest portrayal of heartbreak resonate deeply, solidifying its status as a fan favorite.

Overall Impressions:
Brett Young’s debut album is a strong introduction to his artistry, showcasing his ability to blend contemporary country with pop influences seamlessly. The album is a cohesive collection of songs that explore the various facets of love and heartbreak, anchored by Young’s smooth vocals and sincere delivery. Each track contributes to the narrative of personal growth and emotional vulnerability, making it a relatable and compelling listen from start to finish.

“Brett Young” (2017) successfully establishes Brett Young as a significant voice in modern country music, with songs that continue to resonate with a wide audience. The album’s heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies, and emotive performances ensure its place as a memorable debut in the country music landscape.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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