Walker Hayes, ‘You Broke Up with Me’ | Track Review
Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Walker Hayes shines on “You Broke Up with Me,” the promo single for his highly-anticipated album, ‘boom.’
Walker Hayes is not your household name…yet. Nonetheless, the 37-year-old country singer/songwriter has experienced moderate success. Perhaps his sophomore album (first of note), boom., will give him booming success. He’s certainly off to a killer start with promo single, “You Broke Up with Me.”
From the onset, it’s clear that Walker Hayes has a unique, slightly different approach to country music. The sound has country sensibilities, but he’s not content to simply stay within the confines of country music. Clearly, Hayes in his own lane, which makes him interesting, regardless of his ‘advanced age’ of 37. He exhibits tons of charm on “You Broke Up with Me.” Both tongue-n-cheek and novel, it offers a great glimpse at Hayes’ personality. Furthermore, it’s incredibly groovy. The vocals are crisp and clear. The melody is light and rhythmic, which is definitely a selling point. The chorus is the crème de la crème.
“Whoa, girl, simmer on down a notch / Ain’t nobody makin’ you watch me get my forget you on / No, girl, can’t touch my good as gold / I know it’s difficult to see me on a roll / But hey, you broke up with me / Yeah, what can I say, babe, you broke up with me.”
All in all, Walker Hayes proves he’s an artist to watch “You Broke Up We Me.” The record is light-hearted, fun, and incredibly catchy. At 37, Hayes seems years younger – that’s a good thing.