Justin Moore – You Look Like I Need a Drink

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  • Song Name: You Look Like I Need a Drink
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Justin Moore
  • Featuring: N/A
  • Produced By: Julian Raymond, Jeremy Stover
  • Album Name: Kinda Don’t Care
  • Release Date: November 17, 2015
  • Genre: Country
  • Record Label: Valory Music Group
  • Written By: Natalie Hemby, Matt Dragstrem & Rodney Clawson
  • Performance: Peaked at No. N/A
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Justin Moore – You Look Like I Need a Drink Review

It looks like the never ending pool of country musicians spurring up is on a great rise. The thought of listening to the golden era of country music is a far dream for most Americans and country lovers around the world presently.

That’s exactly what the country outlaw – Justin Moore, is trying to achieve with his new creation You Look like I Need a Drink.

I don’t remember writing about Moore on this site before, so please except my completely pure analytical review on what I hear in my ears and knowing’s about the artist.

Despite a fairly brief career period, Moore has established a somewhat decent presence in the country scene with some surprise hits like ‘Small Town USA’, ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’ and ‘Backwoods’.

Until now, Moore has sprung up, with a new single ‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’ a heavily composed song with overly done instrumentation.

The song saw release on November 17, 2015 to country radio and acts as the lead single for Moorie’s fourth studio album ‘Kinda Don’t Care’.

The title itself is a mouthful, let’s call it YLLIND for short, debuted on country airplay at No.41 and peaked at No.5. So far the single peaked at No.70 on US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Despite the criticism, the song has managed to sell 165,000 copies as of August 2016.

Let’s talk more about the music, opening with some moderate electric guitar riffs and drum sticks, its fairly okay but lacks definition and clarity. For some reason the progression does not entirely gel with Moore’s vocals, or maybe that’s how I feel.

What I could make out, there is a deep story revolving around a girl returning to meet up with her ex, which she broke off in the first place. To which, the guy hasn’t still gotten over, and upon first knowing says “You Look like I Need a Drink”

Vocally, everyone is unique, but country has this distinct character to it that you can spot out. Moore’s on the other hand, sounds like a guy with half a paralyzed mouth still trying to fulfil its wish, ironically.

For some reason the instrumentation though minimal, overpowers whatever remaining voice we can make out of Moore.

In short it’s complicated, as the effort on the song itself but it’s one of the better songs Moore has dished out.

A music video was released on February 14, 2016 on Justin Moore’s official Vevo account on YouTube.




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