Now just because I find the recent trend of country music to be
infuriating, doesn't mean I think newcomer Cole Swindell's new song should fit
into that category. "Chillin' It's" story line is a tired theme to be honest.
Driving in your car on a summer day with your girl....where have we heard that
before? But that's where my negatives on "Chillin It" ends. It's easy going,
feel good melody is infectious, and darn near impossible not to sing along to
while your all by your lonesome.
This single proves that these kind of songs can
be tolerable and tasteful. The lyrics (especially the verses are its most under
appreciated quality). "Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Be", and "Hard Looking Left,
When My World Is On My Right" are the best lines in the song, and gives the song
it's easy charm. It's chords are actually similar to "Cruise", but with the
toned down nature of "Chillin' It" compared to "Cruise", the average country
music fan could care less.
Cole has already shown signs of a legitimate
song writer, by helping co-write Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head", and Luke
Bryan's "Roller Coaster" from his Crash My Party album. Still early to see what
the future holds for Cole, but if he can duplicate songs like "Chillin It" he
might be around for a little while.
Listen: "Chillin' It"