For the most part, we saw this coming, but did I honestly expect it to be this bad… yeah, pretty much.
When live performances of “Warrior” and the God-awful “God Given” started spilling out on YouTube, it was clear that Zac Brown was either trolling us, or knee deep in a catastrophic mid-life crisis. Then, after accepting some CMT Award for God knows what, Zac took stage, trophy in hand, and told everybody to fuck off. And, it became crystal clear that it was the latter.
And now here we are, the album is out, and literally everybody, even some of the most die-hard Zac Brown Band fans, collectively agree that this is album is a flaming pile of dog shit. A dumpster fire of epic proportions.
Just look anywhere on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube… any comment section anywhere and you’ll see hundreds and hundreds of comments just like these:
“LOL are they serious? This is so bad it hurts.”
“Oh, what happened to this band? Most of Luke Bryan’s songs are better than this.”
“Horrible. You guys have become the very thing you were sent to destroy.”
“I’m a pretty big fan of Zac Brown Band, but “God Given” is one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard.”
“Jesus…what is this trash you call an album. Let us know when you start playing country music again.”
“Yikes. This is what you guys made?”
“I know you guys are going thru some stuff. But please don’t let your next album sound like this.”
And it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on like that…
So let’s take a look at a couple of the worst offenders on this clusterfuck of horseshit they call an album.
Let’s start with “OMW.”
You know OMW, like what a 14-year-old girl texts her mom on the way home from soccer practice. Yeah, Zac Brown has a song about it… for some reason.
Yeah, it’s bad…
But BY FAR, the most egregious, hypocritical, shallow, embarrassing song on the entire record is unquestionably, “God Given.”
If you don’t want to risk the possibility of hearing this and stabbing yourself in the ears, just imagine my 50-year-old dad trying to rap. But worse…
I think I can speak for everybody when I say, please give us “Chicken Fried” Zac Brown Back.