Cross-genre collaborations are nothing new in country music, but it is still exciting to see who country artists choose to work with on new music. However, when Kane Brown, in his laid back way, shared that he would be working on a tune with electronic music producer Marshmello, “excited” just didn’t seem to be a big enough word.
News broke late last year that the pair would be working together, but no definitive dates were shared until June 17, when both artists teased the new song on their respective social media pages.
True to their word, on June 21, “One Thing Right,” dropped and the tune proves to be a delicious mash-up of electronic production and country sensibilities.
Written by Christopher Comstock, a/k/a. Marshmello, lyrically the song feels as country as anything else you hear on the radio and directly in line with type of songs that Kane often records—hopeful and upbeat. It shares the thoughts of a not TOO terribly bad boy with a heart of gold who gets “one thing right” when he falls in love with the perfect match.
“I’ve cheated and I’ve lied / I’ve broke down and I’ve cried / I’ve got nothing to hide no more / I’ve loved and I’ve hurt / broken people down with words / more grace than I deserve for sure.”
Vocally, “One Thing Right” is so much in Kane’s wheelhouse that it feels comfortable and familiar in the way that it showcases his effortless delivery and swagger.
“One Thing Right” appears to be a new single for both of the artists, however, it could be from a new project for Kane, who just released his last full-length album, Experiment, in November. There’s also a possibility that it could just be released as a non-album single as more country artists move towards releasing digital songs instead of album collections.