Well, not bad, but it’s definitely lacking. The thing with “Trans Am” is that not only is it lacking in substance, it’s also missing the Thompson Square catchiness I explained earlier. The melody throughout the song is extremely reminiscent of Lady Antebellum’s “Freestyle”, which I’m surprised I can remember considering that song was nothing to write home about either. The song itself is about riding around in a Trans Am. Seriously, that’s the extent of it, no story about the car, nothing. You could have named this song Chevy, Buick, Dodge, or Corvette, it wouldn’t have made a bit of a difference. Also this song feels more like a Kiefer Thompson solo. Seriously I don’t hear Shawna at all in the song. The production is an unmemorable rock sound that just feels boring.
Overall, there’s not much to say about this song. It’s not bad, but it’s certainly not good either. Even on Thompson Square’s most fluffiest lyrical songs, they at least had a catchy melody to accompany it. This song has nothing and most certainly does not carry the momentum that the duo so desperately needs right now.
Listen: “Trans Am”