Kane Brown has long hinted at big things in the works for 2022, and now he’s firming up those plans. Her next new song, titled “Whiskey Sour”, will be released on January 14th. The singer shared the news with his fans on social media, where he also announced a preview of the track.
“We were two heartbeats from wedding rings and a pretty ball gown / At 40 West Church“, he sings in the first verse.”We were talking about our future on the steps of your father’s screened porch / If I had asked you, you would say yes … “
But this romantic story slows down before “Whiskey Sour” hits the chorus, and “It only took about a month to be someone you knewBrown sings. A living history song that follows a guy after he’s blinded by heartache, the ballad combines classic country storytelling with a front and center string section, sparse production and a low and singsong voice, making this one of the most traditional trending releases to date.
In thoughts he has shared so far on his next project, Brown has indicated that he intentionally dug deeper into his traditional side to do so. Always the experimenter, he is known for his non-genre collaborations and his country hits with pop accents, but Brown also has a well documented traditional side; he won his very first fans thanks to viral covers on social networks of songs by country legends like Randy Travis.
More recently, Brown said his upcoming third album will include a mix of just about everything. The singer says he “tried to go the old school route, but then I got too old school,” adding that musical styles now range from 80s country to Motown to hard rock. . He has not yet clarified when he plans to release the project, although he has revealed that he has pushed back its release date as it is still a work in development.
“Whiskey Sour” tells a heartfelt story, even though no Browns live straight away right now – fans who have followed his personal life for the past several years know he is a happily married father. Yet he is a passionate lyricist who has a knack for tapping into a variety of different musical emotions. “I love singing other people’s stories!” he comments in the caption of his message.
Best Country Albums of 2021 – Critics’ Choice
This list of the top country albums of 2021 was curated by the staff at Taste of Country, with fan assistance and with industry acclaim and mainstream accessibility in mind.
Best Album of the Year is a traditional country record that makes subtle efforts to include more progressive fans. Elsewhere, find projects from a dynamic mix of artists and visionaries.