When you listen to the new single “Dirt” by Florida Georgia Line, there’s no mistaking the artist; the distinctive voices of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard radiate in this new ballad. Adding in more steel guitar than any song released from their catalog thus far, the lyrics show growth from the duo in this first single from their upcoming sophomore album without venturing too far from the sound that they’re known for:
It’s that elm shade red roads clay you grew up on
That plowed up ground that your dad damned his luck on
That post game party field you circle up on
And when it rains you get stuck on
Drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up
The mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up
Her blue-eyed summer time smile looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build a 10 percent down, white picket fence house on this dirt
Although the lyrics are sound and more mature than anything the duo have released thus far, “Dirt” lacks the emotion and intensity that the duo produced on the former ballad “Stay“; particularly the first verse, the vocals seem a bit lackluster. Because of FGL’s following and influence in country music it will be a hit, but this single would have received a perfect 5 stars had more emotion been displayed in the vocals.
The single is currently available for download HERE, via Amazon and iTunes.