Honestly, I kind of forget that Zac Brown Band is even a thing anymore.
A group of incredibly talented musicians, there’s no doubt about it. We saw them perform at Wrigley Field here in Chicago back in 2015 and they were incredible. But over the last two years, with that whole Sir Rosevelt project, their latest single, and some of these unreleased piles of dog shit they’ve been performing, something is just off.
Their performance of “Someone That I Used To Know” during the CMT Music Awards had a lot of us wondering what the hell happened to the old Zac Brown, the “Chicken Fried” Zac Brown.
Holy shit do I miss the old Zac Brown Band.#CMTAwards
By now you’ve hopefully (or hopefully not) heard that awful monstrosity of a song titled “God Given,” an unreleased, extremely bad rap song from Zac and the boys. Think of your dad trying to rap. To save you some time, and the risk of ripping your own ears off the side of your head, I’ll hit you with the chorus:
“Gucci bag, stacks on stacks, diamonds fill up the champagne glass, Veyron whip, G5 high, you have class that you just can’t buy.”
Yeah, Zac fucking Brown is rapping that kind of superficial shit.
Anyways, all of this conversation is setting the stage for the latest Zac Brown song that I stumbled upon today, an unreleased new one called “Warrior.”
And, I’ll tell you what, it’s straight up ass. That’s all there is to it, it’s complete ass. It’s another EDM-ish song (not a good one like he did with Avicii) with hushed verses, a rap/spoken word bridge and a chorus that sounds like he’s trying to get the theme song for the next Olympics. And, to top it all off, the whole band barks like a dog at the end. Seriously, I thought he was going to break into “Who Let The Dogs Out?” for a second there.
The point is that Zac Brown’s music has been absolutely awful lately and the only haters he has, the ones he’s telling to fuck off, are the people that realize it. The people that know you’re off your damn rocker and think you should stop trying to be such a hardass and go back to making good music. Pretty soon you won’t even have haters, you’ll just have nothing… nothing but these shitty pop songs and a few loyal fans that show up just to hear “Chicken Fried.” Think you’re becoming irrelevant now? Just you wait…
Listen to “Warrior” and tell me I’m wrong, I dare ya.