However, this song is one of the better executed ones, joining songs like "I Am Invincible" by Cassadee Pope and "That Ghost" by Megan & Liz. "By The Way" is a pop song at it's core, but has heavy country influence with the mandolins and banjos clucking along the whole song. Ell also doesn't completely throw away her rocker roots, with a certifiably epic guitar solo after the second chorus, which was performed by Ell herself. Another girl power song, but this one is about getting over a cheating boyfriend fast. It's a pro-rebound sort of song, which in some ways could be seen as negative element, but adds another level to Ell's musicality, saying that she's not just an angry, disgruntled ex girlfriend as shown in her last single, "Shut Me Up."
Lindsay Ell has been named one to watch for several years now, and it seems that 2015 is finally going to be her year. She has this song coming out, with a project coming out sometime next year. Kelsea Ballerini and Cam have opened doors for female artists on country radio, and Ell deserves to be the next one who succeeds.
Overall rating: 4 crowns