Granted, it’s not like Randy hasn’t done this before. Both “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” had their respective “bro” elements, but at least they made sense when they were released. The fad was riding high when those songs were climbing the charts. Now, it seems as if everyone is ready to move on from bro-country, as we have already seen a new trend of incorporating R&B and Pop sounds into Country, albeit with at least somewhat more original lyrics. So this begs the question, why release this now? Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m NOT saying that I wanted Randy to go the R&B route, but I WAS hoping that someone with his vocal ability would have tried to come up with something more original for the lead single from his yet to be named fourth studio album.
The songs itself is… well… exactly what you’d expect from a song like this. There’s talk of a man and woman escaping in a car to a spot nobody knows with some good moonlight so that they can “get crazy”. But wait it gets better! There’s mentions of running from the cops because you know, THAT’S original and cool right? Wrong. Lyrically, this is actually more embarrassing than the bulk of these types of songs. The only saving grace about this song is Randy’s vocal ability, which is thankfully very noticeable on this track.
However, a killer vocal performance unfortunately can’t save this song. This song is the same thing you’ve heard over and over again. There’s not much more to say other than I hope that Randy delivers some much more quality material on his next album, otherwise I will be sorely disappointed.
Listen: “We Went”