Dustin Lynch, ‘Love Me or Leave Me Alone’ | Track Review
Underrated ‘small town boy’ Dustin Lynch shines on “Love Me or Leave Me Alone,” the third single from his third album, Current Mood.
Looking at Dustin Lynch, it would seem that the handsome, 32-year old country artist would be a surefire superstar. No, looks aren’t everything, but Lynch certainly has the country male artist profile locked down. Besides that, good ole southern boy sensibility, he also has the voice – the talent. Maybe his third studio album, Current Mood, gives the under-the-radar artist his breakthrough moment. We previous salivated over single “Small Town Boy,” and the praise continues on “Love Me or Leave Me Alone.”
Like “Small Town Boy,” “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” has multiple pros. The first is that Lynch maintains a sense of traditional country sensibilities. Sure, country made it through the bro country movement unscathed (or nearly unscathed), but new-country isn’t like your father’s country music. “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” is however, delivering the good with its beautiful, powerful, and thoughtful balladry. The instrumentation and sound are traditional, which is refreshing in an age where a pop-driven country sound is dominant. Vocally, Dustin Lynch continues to impress, showcasing a ripe set of nuanced country pipes.
The chorus shines as the crème de la crème moment:
“Love me or leave me alone / Hold me or just let me go / Cause I’ve never felt this fire for so long / So baby love me, love me / Love me or leave me alone.”
All in all, “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” gives Dustin Lynch another strong record. Again, he doesn’t reinvent the wheel or country music, but as of yet, Lynch seems like he’s ‘on his game.’ Once more, sound vocals, catchy chorus, and a well-rounded song and performance.