“She’ll Take Tonight” has a great traditional country sound. This song is about a lonely woman seeking for a long-term relationship. It explores a classic theme with the woman deciding that “she’s hoping for tomorrow but she’ll take tonight” and knowing that she’ll believe any lie that is told to her even when she knows it’s not true. It’s a classic theme for a country song and it works so well here because the instrumentation and production is pure traditional country.
In “You Left My Chair” Wilson reminisces over the years spent making a house into a home. It’s a song that notes the passing of time and that an old chair where she sat is the only thing that remained constant over that time.
I already reviewed the amazing song “Just Some Things” which Wilson performs with her co-writer on the song, Wade Bowen. This is an incredible song which you can read my original review of by clicking the link above.
“Moving Along” picks up the pace slightly without turning the song into an arena rock anthem like so many mainstream songs will do. Like her fellow Texas Country singers, Wilson knows how to make a quicker-paced song without taking away the elements that make it country and without sacrificing her amazing vocals. (This track also contains the line which gives the album its name).
“Roses by the Dozen” has a really cool groove to it which sonically reminds me a bit of Wade Bowen’s “Welcome Mat” off of his 2014 self-titled album. A song like this shows that country music can experiment with sound without eliminating its country sound.
“Seven Year Drought” is a song about looking and hoping for better times to come but at the same time realizing that the bad times have not yet come to their end. The song maintains an air of hopefulness that there is a sunrise on the horizon, but that it is still a ways off.
“Whisper on My Skin” is a simple song about being in love and being completed by someone else. It’s a quiet and unassuming song that looks at very simple things that make the love worth celebrating. It reminds me of Striking Matches’ “When the Right One Comes Along.” It paints a picture of a love that is between two people and built on that…not on a big grand display or on fireworks setting off signaling something is meant to be. The love is known due to the simple things that just show that it is right.
The album closes with two more great songs “Here Tonight” and “Old Oldsmobile” both of which continue to showcase Wilson’s amazing vocal talent.
This is yet another album I’m almost certain will end up on my Top 10 albums list at the end of this year. It’s a great album that is not only country, but it knows that it’s country and it’s not afraid to be country. There’s a great mix of sounds and each song feels unique and original. I can already tell that this album is going to be on repeat on my iPod for quite a while.