Brett Young is country music’s hottest up and coming star. Fresh off of his EP, he released his self-titled debut album. If you bought his EP, you’ll know some of these songs already, but his newest songs are the real gems here. I didn’t think I could like his songs any more than I already do, but he proved me wrong. Here are three real-life lessons I learned from Brett Young’s new album…
LOVING SOMEONE IS ALWAYS WORTH IT
Some things are better left as they are. Whether it’s a new love or an old flame that you keep going back to, you know how hard it is to start fresh and leave something behind. “Olivia Mae” reminds me of starting again. You may need some liquid courage to get there but the story, in essence, may start a new chapter in a brand new book. Brett Young starts at the very beginning. The play on words is something that catches my attention right away, “Olivia Mae I get to know ya…” The chorus begins and I’m entranced. He captures love, like that true love you only discover once. Brett Young goes through each stage, from the first date, to the first “I love you,” and finally to “Olivia Mae I ask you a question?” It’s a true tale of love and a song you’ll never forget.
BREAKUPS ARE THE WORST
The soft piano in the background tells me “Mercy” is going to be a heartbreaker. Getting over someone is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I can completely relate to this, especially if your ex-partner keeps coming back, but not in the way you want them to. Brett Young pleads, please don’t call me because I can’t keep going on like this. He describes every emotion I felt going through a breakup and I’m hanging on to every lyric knowing how relatable it is. It’s a song that will make you buy the album. “Mercy” is a song off of the album that you’ll put on repeat and it’ll have you reminiscing back to your first breakup for better or worse.
“Memory Won’t Let Me” is more of an upbeat song with a sad undertone. It comes before “Mercy” and I think Brett Young did this on purpose. It’s a song about trying to move on while your past won’t let you go, but you ultimately know it’s for the best. You’re praying your ex-partner calls. You want your ex-partner back, just hoping that they want you. Wanting to move on, but not knowing how is a feeling of such hopelessness. All you want to do is forget. You know you should move on and you know that this new person is worth it, you just can’t seem to forget.
“Left Side of Leavin'” shows how hard it is to be on the wrong side of the breakup. No matter who initiated the breakup, you know that you’re the one at fault. I was never able to explain that feeling, that is, until hearing this song. You know you want to fix it, but it may be too late and it’s something you’ll have to live with.
WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, NEVER SETTLE
“Beautiful Believer,” “Makin’ Me Say,” and “In Case You Didn’t Know” all highlight how in love you should be in a relationship. “Beautiful Believer” is about sticking with your person, even through the hard times. If you know you have found the one, then you’ll never give up. “Makin’ Me Say” and “In Case You Didn’t Know” highlights true love in a relationship. Both songs are so catchy, you’ll be finding yourself singing them out loud in the middle of the day.
The first single “Sleep Without You” says it all. Being so in love with someone, that you can’t sleep alone anymore. You know what this person means to you and you won’t rest easy until they’re home. It’s something that is so simple, yet so adorable.
Take some advice from Brett Young on love. He knows exactly what he’s talking about.