EP Review: Kane Brown – Chapter 1

Kane Brown is probably the most controversial country music artist today.

Either you are on the #kanetrain or you’re not. And if you’re not, well, that makes no impact on his fast climbing career. Brown co-wrote four out of the five tracks on his new EP Chapter 1. The 22 year old singer/songwriter says this is only the beginning: “My career started with the fans and Chapter 1 is just the beginning. The love and support I’ve gotten for these songs first out on the road and now with Chapter 1 is crazy.  I am so grateful and excited for this EP and also for what is coming in the future.  This is Chapter 1 and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of the story.”

The five-track EP stays consistent with its sound and it’s very obvious Brown knows who he is and what sound he wants to illuminate. “Wide Open” could be considered the most country sounding song on the EP. The mid-tempo and lyrically strong song portrays a young relationship, a fling. “There Goes My Everything” is also a more mid-tempo track, however, it’s meaning goes deeper. A love story at best, it describes his feelings towards his partner. It’s a very likable and well-written song that features intriguing guitar rifts. Then you have Brown’s radio single “Used To Love You Sober” which is a very powerful and compelling song. More of a ballad, the song describes utter heartache and recklessness. Brown recently released a video for the track as well. What would an EP be without a up-tempo jam, right? “Last Minute Late Night” is definitely a catchy tune. With more of a pop sound, the track is about spending time with your crush. It’s a memorable track that fits well on the album.

Overall, Brown delivered with Chapter 1. His spunky personality and amazing songwriting ability continues to impress and I can’t wait to see what future chapters entail.

Are you boarding the #kanetrain? Tweet me and let me know why or why not @brittwv.

 Make sure to pick up Chapter 1 at iTunes.


Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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