This song is not particularly distinguished, but I’m having something of a hard time understanding why it’s received such an extreme level of vitriol from the internet critics. It’s a pleasant enough piece of radio filler, mellow and euphonious, and it’s certainly the best thing Florida Georgia Line have released since their first album (not that that constitutes any great distinction given the dismal quality of their work during that interim, but it’s worth remembering the duo have done much worse than this). It’s a bit on the bland side, but it pulls off the relaxing vibe FGL are attempting without descending into the blatantly noxious worthlessness of, say, “Sun Daze”. It’s not remotely close to any kind of authentic Country, but neither is anything else FGL has ever released, so I don’t really understand the passionate anger some people seem to feel over this particular song being labelled “Country” by the perennially clueless Billboard charts. As for Bebe Rhexa, the actual lead artist on this song, I’m not the biggest fan of her work so far, but let’s remember that Kesha originally came on the scene with songs far worse than this and is now the darling of the Pop Music sphere. We’ll just have to see where this newcomer goes from here: meanwhile, this is actually a more promising beginning than many of the best artists of the current decade initially gave us.
Verdict: Not great by any means, but harmless enough, and certainly nothing to get upset over.