Chris Young, ‘Where I Go When I Drink’ | Track Review
Chris Young drops another winner with “Where I Go When I Drink,” a teaser track from his sixth studio album, ‘Losing Sleep.’
It’s hard to believe that Chris Young has been around since 2006. The 32-year old, to date, has released five studio albums, as well as a Christmas album. Losing Sleep (arriving October 20) marks his sixth studio effort. Ahead of Losing Sleep, Young issued several singles, including the title track, “Hangin’ On,” “Holiday,” and “Where I Go When I Drink.”
“Where I Go When I Drink” commences simply with piano accompaniment. This is a slower cut – a ballad. Young showcases a beautiful vocal tone. Given the fact that it is slower, “Where I Got When I Drink” really allows Young to showcase the radiance of his baritone. Excellent vocal production further accentuates his instrument. Impressively, Young never pushes his voice. He sings easy, yet incredibly effective.
Other things worth noting. The melody of this song, particularly on the chorus, is lovely. In regards to form, the second verse is shorter than the first, a popular trend throughout the music industry, regardless of style, these days. There’s a fine change of pace on the bridge. This ‘change of pace’ isn’t too loud or overexcited; it’s balanced and brief.
All in all, “Where I Go When I Drink” is a beautiful song. It’s well-written, well-performed, and well-produced. The crowning achievement of this cut is by far the vocals of Chris Young. Here, he really shows how superb he is as a vocalist. This definitely sets up Losing Sleep for success.
Chris Young • Losing Sleep • RCA • Release: 10.20.17
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