Joshua Ledet premiered his new song on a live broadcast of iheartradio yesterday and I am almost embarassed to admit how many times I have listened to it already! Seriously folks, at first I replayed it just to hear it some more. Then I told myself that I needed to listen some more to make sure the recording was acceptable. After that, I decided that I needed to type out the lyrics…and of course, to do that, guess what you have to do? Yes, listen to it some more!
You know how you feel when you hear a song so good you want to go out in the street and scream out its name? Or call people you know and say, listen, you gotta listen to this? Well, this is one of those songs. It’s bluesy, sensual, and the perfect fit for Josh’s voice. Mark down the date, this is going to be a classic heartbreak song, for sure.
The lyrics are ones that everyone who has ever had a broken heart can connect with, I swear, I’ve said some of these words before! The verse that goes ”couldn’t believe when she said I don’t need you no more” and “can’t hardly breathe, on my knees in the way of the door” fits the history of about a hundred people I know, myself included. Oh and my favorite: “this is the sound of a heart breaking every time I see your face, I’m falling down, ain’t gonna make it, nobody else can take your place”….well, if you’ve ever been in love, you’ve probably felt like this when you lost that love, right?
I was almost at a loss for words, and for me that’s really saying something! My problem is usually the opposite, too much to say:) Musically, I really love the way the song builds in intensity, ebbs and flows just like you want your heartbreak songs to do…and then throw in that signature Josh scream/growl (hard to describe but listen and you’ll see what I’m talking about) and you’ve got yourself one classic tune.
In the American Idol tour this summer, Josh made headlines with his stunning rendition of “This is a Man’s World” receiving long standing ovations every time he sang it. I saw him perform it in Atlanta and Nashville and have wracked my brain trying to figure out how to see him sing it again! Well, this is another one of those songs…Josh, you can’t see me but I’m here in Atlanta, on my feet for you! Great job on your first post-Idol release. I feel honored and proud to have watched you this season and cannot wait to see what your future holds.