Then I read this: Easton Corbin to Release New Single “Yup”
Yup. Yupyupyupyupyup. First of all, isn't this about the 17th song called "Yup" in the last two years? Well let's see, there was a "Yeah" and a "Yep,"* so I guess we needed to fully explore the concept with "Yup."
*oh pardonnez-moi, it's "Where It's At (Yep Yep)." ... That's actually worse.
Country music's current songwriting team:
Truly fine wordsmiths. I'm waiting for someone to really break the mold with a song called "Mmmhmm."
Or how about, "No?" Just no.
So how's the song? Well, it's a song called "Yup," so...
Eh, his voice still sounds great. Other than that.. yup. Let's see what Easton Corbin had to say about this masterpiece of songcrafting:
"I’ve known about it for two years,” Corbin says of the tune, which was penned by
Translation: "I resisted recording this dumb sellout song for two years cause I have some standards. Then I was like, aw hell, everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't I? The cool thing about this song is it's so different for me, it's really beneath me but I like money. It's a different personality piece because it's not my personality at all, it's someone else, maybe that Dustin Moore guy, I dunno. It's a simple song, and I think every guy and girl who listens to mainstream country radio will buy it because they're stupid."
To be fair, it's not the worst thing I've heard, it's just that he can do so much better. I'm so tired of artists dumbing themselves down for radio. I will still listen to his album, cause I think he's very talented and most of his music has been up my alley. I'm a little nervous about the album being titled About to Get Real - judging by what I've heard so far, About to Sell Out would be more accurate.
Mainstream country radio has become such a horrid infectious disease of stupid. All these artists I got into - Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge - these guys are all really talented and capable of making great music, and I've watched them all descend into dumb radio crap. Without a lot of success, I might add. No one wants to hear Randy Houser waste his amazing voice on crap like "We Went." I don't wanna hear Easton Corbin yell "Yup!" or Joe Nichols say, "I was like yeah, yeah." Leave stupid to the masters, like FGL. I expect better from the rest of you.