“Different Man”, different music – The Observer

By | September 20, 2022

Kane Brown has carved out a spot for himself within the music trade, straddling the road between pop and nation. His collaborations with well-liked pop artists like Khalid, Blackbear, Marshmello and others solely solidify this place. His new album, “Totally different Man,” isn’t any completely different. Tracks like “One Mississippi”, “Shedding You”, “See You Like I Do”, “Go Round” and “Pricey Georgia” possess Brown’s typical pop manufacturing with nation influences.

Nevertheless, with this album, Brown launched tracks that departed radically from his regular fashion in each instructions – one in direction of a gritty pop/rap and the opposite in direction of a extra old school nation really feel with a rock affect. His tune “Grand” is by far essentially the most rapping of all of the songs he is launched, going past his traditional pop affect. Personally, I believe the change is working for Brown. Whereas the change can be too drastic for different nation artists, the tune was largely profitable with its viewers as a consequence of its already established place in pop music.

That being stated, I additionally discovered Brown’s extra conventional nation tracks — particularly with the refined upbeat rock affect added — to work exceptionally properly on the album. His tracks “Bury Me in Georgia” and “Riot” are energetic and invigorating. They parallel a few of the huge hits of the Nineteen Seventies, when nation rock began to catch on. The songs additionally sound like nation music from the early 2000s. It is moderately becoming in that sense, one of many two collaborations on the album is Blake Shelton, one of many main figures of that period of music nation. Different sides of this old-school nation vibe are the songs “Satan Do not Even Hassle” and “Drunk or Dreaming”, which tackle extra of a lazy honky-tonk vibe as a substitute of nation rock. For my part, these songs stray somewhat too removed from the place Brown can flourish.

The standout tune on the album, nevertheless, needs to be “Thank God,” which options Brown’s spouse, Katelyn Jae Brown. Jae Brown launched two songs in 2016 and has been absent from the efficiency scene since, opting as a substitute for a level from Berklee School of Music, graduating in 2019. The couple met in 2015 at a from Brown’s early exhibits and married in 2018. They’ve since welcomed two daughters into their household.

Followers of the pair had been wanting ahead to a collaboration for years. In an interview with Folks Journal, Brown stated his spouse was his “secret weapon” and so they had been ready for the fitting tune to come back alongside. It appeared like he was proper in regards to the secret weapon half. “Thank God” has remained the No. 1 tune on the iTunes charts since its September 9 launch. An enormous a part of that’s the emotion and love the pair share for one another that comes via within the tune.

Different notable sides of the album embrace Brown’s return to roots. Two of the songs on the album, “Bury Me in Georgia” and “Pricey Georgia”, underscore the singer’s connection to his residence nation. In one other tune, “Pop’s Final Identify,” Brown pays a touching tribute to his grandfather, who performed a giant function in elevating Brown after his father was sentenced to jail in 1996, a difficulty that Brown addressed in his tune “For My Daughter,” which was launched on his newest studio album, “Experiment.”

General, I loved the album and the divergence from its typical fashion. My favourite monitor must be “Whiskey Bitter” due to the tune’s fantastically melancholic vibe, which appears to transcend the partially frivolous nature of a few of the different songs on the album.

Artist: Kane Brown

Album: Totally different Man

Label: RCA Data Nashville

Favourite tracks: “Thank God”, “Whiskey Bitter”, “One Mississippi”, “Shedding You”, “See You Like I Do”, “Go Round” and “Pricey Georgia”

If you would like: Nation, Pop, Rap, Rock

Clovers: 3.5 out of 5

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