The question that lingers in my mind is why this song was released over "Potential." Historically, ballads have not been great for country radio, but for women, this hasn't been the trend lately. "Every Little Thing," a ballad by Carly Pearce is the newest On The Verge song. And you can't forget the success of "Burning House" by Cam, or "Peter Pan" by Kelsea Ballerini (while not a ballad, a more serious and slower song for her). "Potential" is the song that has created the most buzz around Bradbery. It's the song that make fans remember why they have waited four years for new music. The radio potential in "Sway" is obvious, especially as summer is coming up and this is definitely a summer song. But "Potential" has a crafted song, is miles above "Sway."
The hope is that the success of this song will allow Bradbery to finally release her record, and put out songs that are Grammy worthy like "Potential."
Overall rating: 3 ½ crowns