Monday, July 16, 2012
SINGLE REVIEW: "TAKE A LITTLE RIDE" - JASON ALDEAN
Single: "Take a Little Ride"
Artist: Jason Aldean
Radio Add Date: 7/16/12
Label: Broken Bow Records
Well, it's here and well ... it's here. "Take a Little Ride", the upcoming single from everyone's kinda party boy, Jason Aldean, went out for radio adds today. We were expecting more to be honest, this song is a typical Aldean style song, same kind of beat, same kind of lyrics and actually a little boring. Granted, Jason's style is unique and scoring him top honors and that's great, but we want more from him and know he's got more than just the same sounding music to offer because that's what great artists do (and that's what Jason is), they change it up a little. He caught us off-guard with "Don't You Wanna Stay" and that one went through the roof because it was a non-typical Aldean sound. Sorry if this sounds harsh, it's meant to just give an honest opinion. Think of me as Randy Jackson, it's just "a'ight" for me, we think he played it safe with this one instead of stealing home.
Our opinion aside. the song's gonna take a little ride up the charts to the top because Aldean fans will see to it that it happens, they stand behind every song and every word of every song and don't stop until it hits that top spot. Is it a bad song? Not at all, it's actually a very good song but is it something special? Something "different" Something to make you think "Wow! Now THAT was worth the wait"? Not really, at least not in our opinion. It's also very lyrically reminiscent of Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night To End". Both songs talk about sliding on the seat, looking hot (Luke)/ain't nothing looks better than that (Jason), don't know what road were on (Luke) / I wanna take a little ride with you (Jason). The concept of riding in a truck is just a bit overdone this year. Fans will love it, but as for us, we'll wait for "Black Tears", the song he cut for the cd that was written by Florida Georgia Line. It's something different, something you haven't heard in an Aldean song before, or any other song before for that matter.