“That Don’t Sound Like You” reminds me thematically of Old Dominion’s, “Break Up With Him”. We have a guy who is meeting up with an old lover for the first time in awhile. The woman who the guy used to know is no longer the woman she is today, particularly due to having a new love herself . Unlike the Old Dominion song, Lee doesn’t come across as a total asshole by commanding her to break up with her new boyfriend. He simply states that if she isn’t happy, she can always come back to him. Now, I do have a problem with the way this song is conveyed. We never once hear from the girl herself that things aren’t right between her and her new love. It is merely speculation on the male narrator’s part. So while Lee doesn’t come across as a total macho asshole, he does come across as a tad arrogant thinking that things are wrong just because she doesn’t act like she used to with him.
For the production, I like it. The chorus is booming, but not in a way that is overbearing. Lee delivers a heck of a vocal performance. It might be too much for some people, but I think it fits within the context of country music nicely.
Overall, this song had good intentions, and while I’m sure Lee meant to come across as sincere, he comes across as a tad arrogant instead. Still, if you’re one who can look past the lyrics, this sound isn’t half bad. It doesn’t soar like the first two singles from this album, but it’s definitely not the worst thing you’ll hear this year.
Listen: “That Don’t Sound Like You”
Author: Zackary Kephart