SINGLE REVIEW: Jason Aldean – ‘You Make It Easy’

Well, there must be something in the water (cough, beer) in Nashville recently, because all the men are gettin’ mushy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m as in love with Jason Aldean’s new single ‘You Make It Easy’ as he seems to be with his wife.

The brooding, Stapleton’esqu guitar leads a frankly simple spectrum of instrumentation, leaving the focus deeply on the lyrics. Aldean paints a very passionate image, ‘stealing kisses under cover, babe, see forever when I see you face.’ You can feel the soulful ache of the words he sings so tenderly. Aldean has received nothing but praise for his vocal on this track, and gosh, does he deserves it? It’s vocally flawless. We haven’t heard anything quite this raw since his early days, of the hits like ‘The Truth’. I for one, completely melt into ‘You Make It Easy’ and believe every single word he serenades us with.

‘You Make It Easy’ marks the first we’ve heard from Aldean since the fatal tragedy of The Route 91 mass shooting in Vegas last year. Aldean didn’t shy away from the fact he had a lot of healing to do after that life changing performance, how his then pregnant wife helped with her love and care. Involving his fans by posting updates on social media. It would be no surprise if this song connected to him during this time, topically poignant in the choral lyric ‘you’re my sunshine in the darkest days, my better half, my saving grace.’

The writers of this gorgeous track Morgan Wallen (Up, Down by Florida Georgia Line), Jordan Schmidt (New York at Night by Old Dominion) and none other than our favourite boys Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) themselves, who have also written ‘Burnin’ It Down’ and ‘Lights Come On’ for the Grammy nominated hit maker have bagged a good’un in Jason Aldean. This song is surely going to accompany many couples on their wedding day, first kisses, engagements and surely many other romantic situations, let’s not get into it…

With the release of his eighth studio album on the cards for April 13th 2018 (YES), beautifully named ‘Rearview Town’, this is destined to be the start of an awesome year for Aldean. So far I’m loving the vulnerable, vocally flaunting Jason Aldean and I very much look forward to his next release.

Shannon Hynes