I’m not sure who they’re trying to convince, the fans, themselves, or both, but Florida Georgia Line is STILL telling us how “country” they are.
I mean they’re last album was literally called Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, and while this new one, “I Love My Country,” seems more like an attempt to remind country fans that they’re still here after that God-awful Bieber remix, it comes across as disingenuous. They have to check that “country” box every so often before they go back to releasing the next hip-hop, pop, R&B, whatever… kind of song.
Tyler Hubbard calls it evolving, I say they can’t make up their mind.
“We’re not afraid of change,” Hubbard says to Esquire. “We’re proud of where we came from, but we’re excited to grow. We’re always evolving—whether it’s our personal lives, whether it’s our career, whether it’s our marriages, whether it’s friendships. We’re always trying to better ourselves and just continue.”
But all of that being said… I suppose if I have to, I’d take “country” FGL over any of the other shit they do.
I mean hell, why can’t they just make an entire record that sounds like this? I wouldn’t completely hate it… Ok, I still probably would, but I might not want to drive off a bridge every time it comes on the radio…