Swindell, Smith release new CDs
Friday, April 8, 2022
– Cole Swindell releases his fourth studio album, "Stereotype." The release contains his 10th career, multi-week number one "Single Saturday Night," and his current single, "Never Say Never" with Lainey Wilson. Zach Crowell, Chris LaCorte, Jordan Schmidt and Michael Carter produced the 13-song effort. Swindell penned seven of the tracks.
Monument Records artist Caitlyn Smith is out with her third full-length, "High." Smith, a Minnesota native, previously released "Starfire" in2018 and "Supernova" in 2020. "Downtown Baby" is the first single. Smith has enjoyed success as a songwriter with Gabby Barrett ("Goldmine"), Garth Brooks ("Tacoma") and Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers ("You Can't Make Old Friends").
Already successful as both a songwriter and a headlining performer, Cole Swindell's showcases both sides of that equation. The album includes seven co-writes of his own among the 13 tracks and some solid vocal turns on the hits that continue to prove that he is more than just a hit songwriter.
"Never Say Never, a duet with Lainey Wilson, is the powerful centerpiece. The song is arranged so the two singers' lines snake around each other as a bona fide 80's power ballad unfurls ...
A lover of the cosmos and all things mystical, Caitlyn Smith continues with her astronomy-themed discography on her sophomore album, "Supernova," the follow up to 2018's "Starfire." The opening track, "Long Time Coming" starts out with a punishing drum beat and morphs into a heavily distorted guitar solo, which suggests angry heartbreak and its accompanying frustration. However, Smith bills the song as a "little anthem of hope to myself," having just ...
Cole Swindell's" All Of It" is a little different from many of contemporary artists' current releases in that there is a whole lot of country - thematically anyway - in it. The 40-plus minutes are all about drinking, regret, appreciation of people who matter and breakups.
It starts off with a bang with the up-tempo rocker "Love You Too Late." The best track is its most poignant song penned by Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill, "Dad's Old Number," ...