For a hit maker who often lives on the cutting edge of modern country, Kane Brown keeps turning back toward a traditional style — almost every chance he gets.
In the past few years, the next-gen superstar has scored respect for forward-thinking collaborations with artists like Marshmello, Swae Lee and Khalid and others — most recently teaming with blackbear on “Memory” and H.E.R. on “Blessed & Free.” But then again, his latest single “One Mississippi” featured a bluesy fiddle melody and a two-stepping rhythm, and it looks like he’ll keep the trad-country trend going.
Sharing a teaser sample of his next single over the holiday, Brown revealed a portion of “Whiskey Sour” that makes it seem like another classically-charged stunner. Looking casual cool in a T-shirt and cap, and standing over a speaker in his kitchen, the chart topper sang along to a tune with a pure country theme — and a timeless sound.
A heartbroken ballad with more than a hint of regret, the track begins with a swaying fiddle and warm acoustic guitar. Brown then joins in with is booming baritone dialed down in quiet despair, and lays out a love story that came oh-so close to forever, only to dissolve into never again. Writing in the post’s caption, he said it will arrive in the middle of next month, and finds him stepping into someone else’s romantic shoes.
“I love getting to sing other people’s stories!” Brown wrote. “This is my next song to release January 14th …”
Meanwhile, “Whiskey Sour” will follow “One Mississippi,” which is currently inside the Top 10 at country radio and marks a new album cycle for the star. Brown and Chris Young topped the 2021 radio charts overall, with their “Famous Friends” going down as the most-played song of the year, and we’ll share more info about Brown’s next album as it comes in. He and wife Katelyn recently celebrated the second birthday of their daughter, Kingsley, and Brown is headlining NBA stadiums on his Blessed & Free tour.