Sunday, April 7, 2013

Scotty McCreery's new single 'See You Tonight' sounds shockingly contemporary

Apr 7 2013 06:07 PM ET
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Last year’s American Idol winner Phillip Phillips gets a lot of credit for reinvigorating the Idol crown’s significance, but people seem to forget that his predecessor, Scotty McCreery, has had a pretty darn impressive post-Idol career himself.

McCreery’s debut album Clear As Day sold 1.2 million copies and spawned two country hits, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls.” Today, an Amazon listing confirmed what many have recently speculated — that McCreery is about to unleash new music into the world. The deep-voiced country crooner, who’s currently enrolled at North Carolina State University, will release “See You Tonight” on April 9, and it’s safe to assume he’ll perform the song when he visits the American Idol results show two days later.

There’s no official audio for the song just yet, but MJ’s Big Blog shared the video below (with great audio) from a recent concert of McCreery singing “See You Tonight.”

My snap judgment? This is by far the best thing he’s ever put out. While much of Clear As Day felt dull and antiquated, both lyrically and musically, “See You Tonight” feels fresh, youthful, romantic, and perfect for the warm summer nights ahead. McCreery’s baritone laces the moonlit lyrics convincingly — especially that “Baby, it’s worth the drive/you’re worth the drive” lyric, which will have a lot of his female fans swooning. The song actually reminds me a bit of Eric Church’s “Springsteen,” another romantic,  torchy midtempo number. 

4 comments:

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  2. IT'S A GREAT SONG. ME AND HIS FANS LOVE IT. IT'S GOING TO BE A #1 SONG FOR HIM. Love you Scotty.

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  3. There is nothing dull or antiquated about Clear As Day. Scotty took us back to the roots of country music with that album. The influences in his life and music came through in his choice of songs that had beautiful lyrics. I loved every song on that album! I also think that "See You Tonight" is going to be a big hit! He wrote a really great song, youthful and romantic with a great chorus! I can't wait to watch it climb to number one! Oh yeah! Hit song for sure!

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  4. Love that song and I too think it will go to #1. This is one of the songs he wrote so that's what all these people like when the artist is got their hands in the writing too. I cannot wait until they do a video "hopefully" and we can see him back on Gac and CMT.!!!!!We love you Scotty and I know this song means a lot to you so You Go AND PROMOTE THIS SONG let's watch it go straight to the top....I think they are suppose to be sending it to Radio also, cannot wait to hear it playing. YAY.... YAY... YAY Scotty ..................We're so proud of you !!!!!!!! ILYTB

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