Jason Aldean just released the biggest hit of his career, in a career full of big hits.
“You Make It Easy” is the first single off Aldean’s upcoming new album, Rearview Town, and it is like nothing he’s ever done before. It’s a slow, aching love song with an actual R&B vibe– not like the way “Burnin’ It Down” had that vibe.
Aldean grew up in Georgia and always talks about his musical influences that weren’t country, like Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, and with this tune, you can actually hear those influences. Aldean told the Tennessean, “Growing up in Macon, Georgia, I had a chance to learn about so many different styles of music. Looking back on first playing in bands as a teenager, I was just soaking everything up. A lot of that comes out on this record … where I’ve been and who I am now.”
Not to mention, this is a love song if Aldean has ever had a love song. The tune was written by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, which you can hear in the phrasing, but the sincerity and love Aldean has for his wife Brittany comes out in his vocals without a doubt. (Hubbard and Kelley are also responsible for “Burnin’ It Down” and “Lights Come On.”)
Aldean is hitting the road with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina this spring. Rearview Town drops April 13 and can be preordered at JasonAldean.com. “You Make It Easy” is available for download on all platforms.