Scotty McCreery, ‘Five More Minutes’ | Track Review
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery shines on his thoughtful, reminiscent single, “Five More Minutes.” “Five More Minutes” is sure to give those ‘feels.’
American Idol victor Scotty McCreery is back! He’s no longer the kid with the sick country baritone, but now a 24-year old – baritone still intact! We last heard from Scotty in 2013, when he released his sophomore album, See You Tonight. He returns with a new single, “Five More Minutes.”
Before even listening, the title suggests a thoughtful sentiment. That’s always refreshing in a day and age where blunt, explicitness dominates. Indeed, “Five More Minutes” ends up packing a punch, thanks to its depth and substance. McCreery essentially reminisces back to the ‘good ole days,’ further evidenced in the accompanying music video. Specifically, this is a song dedicated to his grandfathers. Fittingly, he sounds mature vocally, delivering this well-rounded, memorable joint with authenticity.
There’s ‘nothing shocking’ or game changing about “Five More Minutes.” That said, there’s nothing wrong with the absence of the ‘brand-new.’ Scotty McCreery delivers a good ole, well-rounded, family-oriented, country record sure to give you those ‘feels.’ This is relatable through and through, amplified by solid, pure vocals by McCreery. Perhaps it’s not the ‘song of the year’ or even the most ‘moving’ song of the year, but there’s lots to like about “Five More Minutes.” If nothing more, McCreery’s heart is in the right place – that’s worthy of five stars in itself!