After 3 years, Bucky Covington marks his return with his first EP as not only an independent country artist, but with a new confidence and southern rock sound. The appropriately titled, “Happy Man”, and the 6 strong tracks that follow, prove that Covington is nothing less than just that.
“I Feel Ya” is infectious from the first chord and starts this record off right with an upbeat tempo and feel good lyrics.
“Girl You Get To Me” is fun and flirtatious, and he plays the hopelessly head over heels role in this piece to perfection.
“Behind your smile, there’s a field of butterflies,
my hearts goin crazy, I get dizzy in your eyes,
and girl can’t you see, just how you get to me”
Covington slows it down with two songs of heartache, yet both have very different stories. In “I’m Sayin Something”, his heart is full of love, yet he just cannot seem to find the right words to say. Where in “Somewhere Looking Beautiful”, he has to learn to mask the pain of moving on.
Covington puts these two tracks side by side, yet has the artistry to convey to completely different emotions in each.
“Buzzin” has a laid back, and relaxing feel, much like many of Jake Owen’s staple summer hits. Covington channels the classic “Summer time and the Livin’s easy” vibe with lyrics such as, “Swingin on the sunshine, buzzin on summertime”.
The closing track “Happy Man” brings us a timeless sounding country swing and makes one thing certain, all men, and woman will surely become a “Happy Fan” of Bucky Covington after one listen to this record.