Friday, April 12, 2013

Scotty McCreery’s “See You Tonight”

EDIT: Posting this video here instead of creating a new post - Donna
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April 11th, 2013Season 10 American Idol champ Scotty McCreery is a busy guy: he’s headlining his own tour, working on his second album and taking a full course load at North Carolina State University. In addition to all of that, he’ll be performing the lead single of his sophomore effort live on tonight’s episode of Idol. 

The brand new song, called “See You Tonight,” is a sweet country-pop number with a catchy chorus and plenty of twang. It features Scotty’s signature, rich bass voice and plenty of steel guitar (this is country, after all!) as he sings to a girl who he can’t go even a night without seeing. The tune is heavily guitar-based and full of charming lines like “but I would drive a million miles/just to see your little smile in real life.”

Scotty is joined by a backup singers in the chorus, who fill out the vocals nicely. Overall, the song maintains the sweet and wholesome image the young Idol winner has cultivated.

Scotty McCreery debuts 'See You Tonight' On American Idol

Singer Scotty McCreery arrives at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 April 11, 2013 By:

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2013 - American Idol season 11 champ and rising Country star Scotty McCreery returned to the stage tonight to debut his brand new summer single "See You Tonight." As the lead offering from his forthcoming sophomore effort, McCreery has Cupid's bow aimed at the hearts of every teenage girl across the country. This follows the platinum success of his 2011 debut disc, Clear as Day -- which has sold 1.2 copies to-date.

On "See You Tonight," the 19-year-old freshman of North Caroline State University has modernized his traditionalism in favor of a more contemporary sound, sampling predecessors Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. “So I’m comin’ over, I hope it’s alright," he croons over the song's rather catchy, anthemic chorus. "Listen for me pullin’ into your drive. Look out your window, you’ll see my lights. Baby, girl I gotta see you tonight."  He continues, "The way the breeze is blowin, blowin.' You got me wishin’ I was holdin’, holdin.' On to you so tight under that porch light. Girl, I gotta see you tonight, tonight, tonight.”

Tapping into his signature super bass vocals and infusing the lyrics with his Southern charm, McCreery will certainly have that radio hit he's been seeking. Ever since taking to the studio, he has been hammering out potential album cuts with many of Music City's most pristine songwriters, including Zach Crowell. “I’m doing a lot more writing this time around and looking to hit on more topics that more people can relate to, some deep and touching and some lighthearted and fun,” he tells CMT radio host Cody Alan. “I’ve been fortunate to be able to take my time making this record, and it’s been fun for me to have a hand in writing songs for the album, which I wasn’t able to do with Clear As Day,” he explains. “I’m really proud of what we are working on in the studio right now and excited for the fans to hear new music that I’ve put my own stamp on.”