Bottoms Up-Brantley Gilbert (Valory)

The record is beginning to seduce me. It’s like a total, exotic surprise on first listen; nothing comes to mind that I can compare it to. There’s a rather surreal quality to it, like maybe it’s a Country song conjured through a haze of mind altering chemicals. Yet it’s not so far out there as to be too weird to fit into the mix. It should sound fully complimentary next next to anything else on the Current list. Yet, it certainly creates it’s own space. I am so beyond tired of all these songs about the glories of drinkin’. And just when I’m thinkin’ I’ll toss the next dozen of them beneath the neighborhood bulldozer, along comes something like this. Start to finish it says: Pay attention. Somethin’s new is going on here