You know, country music isn’t really our thing, but we’ll make an exception for Casey Barnes’ new single ‘The Way We Ride’.
Yes, it’s got big, burly country guitars. Yes, it’s got the ol’ familiar twang of a banjo.
Yes, Casey’s vocals are perfectly suited for the country music genre.
But what it’s also got are the pop songwriting and production chops of Melbourne’s MSquared (Michael DeLorenzis and Michael Paynter) behind it. And if we know one thing, it’s that those boys know what it takes to create a cracking piece of pop.
Trust a couple of pop guys to create an independent country music track that outdoes many of the major labels’ artists when it comes to crafting the perfect radio earworm.
It’s probably not to everyone’s tastes, but it’s hard to deny that hook.