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New Brad Paisley single...he stepping out of his "comfort zone".

JohnK24

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Paisley's new CD isn't due till April '13, but his new single "Southern Comfort Zone" is out....definitely removed from his twang and "country" roots. To me, it's Coldplay goes country, and I still don't know if I like it or hate it. I do know the country shredding at the outro over the choir singers is just wrong to my ears.

 
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Celticdave

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Paisley's new CD isn't due till April '13, but his new single "Southern Comfort Zone" is out....definitely removed from his twang and "country" roots. To me, it's Coldplay goes country, and I still don't know if I like it or hate it. I do know the country shredding at the outro over the choir singers is just wrong to my ears.

Nashville's an interesting place when you want to stay in the business...
 

Zingeroo

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To me, it's Coldplay goes country, and I still don't know if I like it or hate it.
It's an interesting sound. I have a feeling that it could catch on and be the next thing. Suddenly every Nashville producer is going to be "I want that sound!!!" But I don't know how well it will go over in the honky tonks and juke joints.
 

JohnK24

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It's an interesting sound. I have a feeling that it could catch on and be the next thing. Suddenly every Nashville producer is going to be "I want that sound!!!" But I don't know how well it will go over in the honky tonks and juke joints.

So, there's going to be a big run on huge floor toms and brass bells ? :messedup
 

aaronblues

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He left out some cliches, but not many.
Yeah, but he's trying to fly in the face of every cliche that is pumped up in the "love my truck, sexy tractor" country....with more cliches (?)....

Interesting viewpoint tho. I'm really not a fan of modern country at all, but have been listening to a ton of it at work for a few months now, and it's certainly something new in that crowd to say "i love where i come from, but have you seen how big this world is?". I think most country guys would've stopped at "USA= great". So props.

But yeah, the choir was a bit much.

cheers
 

aaronblues

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Oh and also have to add it's nice to hear a Nashville drummer add a little bit extra for once. I hope i'm not alone in this thought.

cheers
 

JohnK24

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Oh and also have to add it's nice to hear a Nashville drummer add a little bit extra for once. I hope i'm not alone in this thought.

cheers
That would be Ben Cesar, Brad's touring band's drummer. BP uses his touring band "the Drama Kings" in the studio.
 

~sounddjinn~

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Props for trying new things. I'm not hearing any "shredding" during the outro though, just some simple licks that add to the songs crescendo.
 

Defendant

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Will mainstream Nashville ever come up with anything 'new' that isn't basically borrowing from the bottom of the discard pile of other genres?

Is the listenership that backward?
 

tremonti

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I love it! Sounds great. Can't do the same **** all the time. Beat is driving and it's catchy. What's not to like? The solo's are well done too.
 

chervokas

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Interesting. I love the sentiment, a sort of challenge to the knee-jerk, reactionary, banal "I was born in a small town" xenophobic country cliches that every country act just regurgitates generation after generation; and I suppose an attempt to build an arrangement that reinforces that lyric. I'm not sure the choir thing works...it seems to relate to nothing else in the song....and the harmony and melody of the song is still pretty conventionally Brad Paisley...but I like it. It's fresher than anything on his last album, which I thought had Brad sounding a little stale.
 

Gas-man

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Funny he talks about living in Tennessee when he lives in Hollywood.

I'm sure he has houses in many states but his main residence is Hollywood.
 

Cornbread

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Funny he talks about living in Tennessee when he lives in Hollywood.

I'm sure he has houses in many states but his main residence is Hollywood.

he does sing "I miss my Tennessee home" but also, the song is not necessarily autobiographical


i liked it for the most part. still not sure about the choir.
 




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