By Erin Crosby
This new collaboration with Kane Brown and John Legend is everything the music world needs in its discography: a quick-rise-to-the-charts country artist that is described to have a voice unparalleled to its vessel and a warm-hearted master that calms the souls of those fortunate enough to listen.
The arrangement of this track is perfect. It’s a tricky business when a singer lends his or her voice to a song because of the delicacy of music production. However, “Last Time I Say Sorry” delivers two things to make it an accomplished partner piece. First, each artist is given the space to sign their name, as if it was their own, by utilizing their signature styles. For example, Legend sets the stage as if it’s a classic dedication to his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and attends to his soulful runs before Brown comes into the lead singer role for the second half of the verse.
Secondly, the chorus is where these incredibly respected and admired musicians join to portray the chemistry, that is evident within the track, first-hand. This is where Legend explores background vocals, still maintaining his artistic tendencies. At the same time, Brown is on brand and executes his laid back, storytelling abilities.
“I won’t say I’m sorry over and over / Can’t just say I’m sorry, I’ve gotta show you / I won’t do it again, I’ll prove my love is true / I hope the last time I said sorry / Is the last time I said sorry to you”
Together, Brown and Legend are truly iconic. These men show vulnerability, regret, love, and compassion while, at the same time, showcase their strength and masculinity. In response, a widely successful partnership is created. The mature vocals solidify this production and provide listeners with a raw, deep surge of something genius.
You can catch Kane Brown and John Legend debut “Last Time I Say Sorry” during the ACM “Our Country” special broadcast on Sunday, April 5th at 8 pm CT on CBS.
“Last Time I Say Sorry” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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