“Say You Do” finds Dierks going back to a style he does much better. It’s a much more substantive song with great production. It’s also a song that really shows off what a talented vocalist Dierks really is.
“Don’t worry about the damage done
Just let those words roll off your tongue
Even if you’re lying
Couldn’t you say you do?
If you really don’t mean it I don’t care
If you need a little buzz to get you there
Baby I’m buying”
The production is wonderfully toned down, far from the more heavy-handedness of “Drunk on a Plane.” The music is much more subdued. A light drum beats in the background, doing what a drum is meant to do…keep a beat and adding some rhythm, never overtaking the song.
This is the type of track where Bentley shines. This song is a prime cut off of Riser. It’s being released to radio and it’s one of the best mainstream singles of the year. Had it been released earlier in the year, it’s easy to imagine it being a candidate for Single of the Year at the CMA Awards.