What's impressive about this song is not that another country artist has managed to successfully talk about friend zoning in a song without sounding cheesy (which is a pretty impressive feat by itself) but the interesting perspective this song takes. The end of the chorus is the key to this perspective : "He'll never pour sugar in her Dixie cup / Can't even get her number, get her in his truck, or take her home / without getting friendzoned."
And it's not the first time Vaus has written this kind of song. She created a variation to Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" from the ex-girlfriend's point of view, which is a parody of a song she loves, but she also created another side to the story. In this song, Vaus takes the country music cliches and describes a different man, who isn't as successful in doing all of these things as Luke Bryan or Florida Georgia Line say they are. It's brilliant: taking something talked about in country songs, and bringing in a different spin on the same topic. There's no real criticism of the country music culture, but there is a slight but obviously there tone reveals the truth: that what you hear in bro-country songs isn't depicting an accurate reality.
Overall rating: 4 ½ crowns