Gotta be honest, wasn’t what I was expecting when I hit play on this one.
I’m so jaded by radio country these days that I see a title like “Jack and Coke” and I automatically assume it’s another ode to the classic drink – some bro country song about getting too fucked up on Jack and Cokes on some backroad somewhere.
Let’s be clear: That’s not what this one is.
Travis Denning‘s new “Jack and Coke,” written by CJ Solar and Chris Stevens along with Travis, uses its clever wordplay to tell the tale of a love gone wrong: Jack meets Jill, they fall in love, but in the end Jill leaves so all he’s left with is “Jack and Coke.”
I like it.
We preach it all the time here: Songwriting is everything.
And when you can put a unique spin on it and surprise me with a song called “Jack and Coke,” well now you have my attention.