"What I Can't Put Down" is fun, rocking country music, but not at the expense of lyrical quality. "What I Can't Put Down" tackles the lyrical theme of always getting into things that you can't give up, some of them possessing consequences (cigarettes) whereas other have changed the narrators life for the better (getting into performing music).
Pardi sounds fully in control here, attacking the content with the right amount of bounciness and authenticity to keep it both fun and real at the same time.
The production is equal parts modern and traditional, keeping a good balance between the electric guitars and the steel guitars while making him stand out among his peers.
If his debut album, Write You a Song, is a sign of things to come for Pardi, we may have a keeper on our hands. Jon Pardi is here to stay man.
Listen: "What I Can't Put Down"