Big Loud recording artist Morgan Wallen took the country airwaves by the horns when he debuted his single “The Way I Talk.” He also made a huge impact with his current single “Up Down” which features iconic country duo Florida Georgia Line.
On April 27th, Wallen released a 14 track album titled If I Know Me. Wallen co-wrote six tracks on the project which reeks of good vibes. “Happy Hour” is an up-tempo song that can be contributed to a happy breakup. Then you have the addictive “Whiskey Glasses” which puts a fun spin on heartbreak. Combine these two tracks with “Gone Girl” and you have experienced what seems to be Wallen’s extra fresh personality.
Wallen’s capability to deliver a good love song is almost effortless. “Not Good At Not” is almost as daunting as it is brilliant. The traditional country track “If I Ever Get You Back” has a backbeat like no other. Wallen showcases a totally different side with this exceptional track. “Redneck Love Song” is a gentle ballad where Wallen’s twangy vocals hit you dead in the heart.
He also has a hand full of what I like to call “the high tracks” which simply means they are the best tracks on the album and his nuances are freely noted. “Chasing You” is vocally solid and potent. It makes you feel something. “Little Rain” brings a slightly sexual side to the forefront and the track is just as fiery as it is memorable. The drunk inspired ballad “Talkin’ Tennessee” is beautifully written and showcases his ability as a songwriter.
If I Know Me is a sturdy project with quality tracks and it reminds us that Wallen is a vibrant young artist with knowledge beyond his years. Each track shows us just how well his talent resonates. Morgan Wallen has arrived, all you other “country” singers can go home now. He can take it from here.