That’s not to say that “Boy and A Girl Thing” is a bad song though, it’s far from it actually. The song has that same traditional country sound that is Mo’s bread and butter, complete with plenty of steel and acoustic guitar driving this song along. In a world where mainstream country is favoring Pop and electronic beats, Mo’s sound seems extremely fresh and authentic. Now, the theme of the song gets a little corny. It lists off some things that boys and girls dislike when they’re younger (such as each other), and how they mature into adults who love each other. Some might wish to point out some of the stereotypes that are present in the whole “which gender likes which thing” category, but to me, it’s meant to come off as sincere, and not something like Raelynn’s “God Made Girls”, or Michael Ray’s “Real Men Love Jesus”, where the songs never prove a point. No, instead this song is meant to show a timeline of how boys and girls grow up. Some might find it a tad corny, but it goes deeper than “this gender should like this, this gender shouldn’t like this”.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, Mo Pitney’s worst two songs have been his singles so far and they’re still pretty dang good. While “Boy and A Girl Thing” is a bit corny lyrically much like “Country” was, it’s hard to dislike Mo when he’s trying to carry a torch for traditional country music in the mainstream. His vocals were made for country music, and that is evident from the first notes of every song he sings. If “Country” was able to reach the top thirty despite having everything going against it, then “Boy and A Girl Thing” should at least be a sizable enough hit to where we can get an album from him. Until then, his singles aren’t bad to listen to.
Listen: “Boy and A Girl Thing”
Author: Zackary Kephart