The main point is that her vocals are still incredible, even with the pop-influenced production. Guyton shines the most in the big soulful ballads, but her voice is great even on this song. She has such a specific and unique voice that doesn't sound like anyone else in the country music industry. Yes, she has the power of Carrie, and the twang of Dolly, but her voice is 100% her own. There's no trying to sound like anybody else, which is especially refreshing on a more poppy song like this one.
Mickey Guyton's new song is a pop song with country influence. Following the same vein as "Somebody Else Will" in production and sound, she's gone the opposite route than how she started out her career. It makes sense, after "Better Than You Left Me" didn't do as well on radio as we all hoped, and "Why Baby Why" didn't gain quite enough momentum after the exposure it got on American Idol. She tried to go the country/soul traditional country-influenced route, and it established her as an incredibly talented new artist. But this could be the song that really lauches her into stardom the way "Love Me Like You Mean It" did for Kelsea Ballerini. Radio isn't everything, but it's a lot, and if this fun, fluffy song does well, Guyton will be able to release a full album full of incredible songs like "Safe," "Why Baby Why" and "Better Than You Left Me.' She's just gotta get her name out first.
Overall rating: 4 crowns