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REVIEW: Blake Shelton New Song 'Neon Light' Finds 'Bringing Back The Sunshine' Singer Healing a Broken Heart at a Dive Bar

 

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Blake Shelton will be Bringing Back The Sunshine at the end of next month, and the country crooner will be doing it with the help of a "Neon Light." Yesterday (Aug. 18), The Voice judge released the lead single from his upcoming ninth studio album, and it's a classic stomper.

"Neon Light" starts off simply enough, with the plucking of a banjo. Soon, though, a deep acoustic guitar accompaniment comes in and the drums drop, with an earworm beat moving the track ever forward.

With vocals that slide even more than the guitars, Shelton sings about getting looking for a little something quick after getting his heart broken. And what's better to heal a break up than a dive bar, booze and a new woman or two?

"I'll take a shot of 'I don't care what you're doing now' / Chase that one with a cold 'Screw you' / When that's done I just might wash it down with a big old pitcher of someone new / That blonde, blonde, blonde / At the bar, bar, bar / See if she wants to try and unbreak my heart," he sings in the second verse.

The lyrical themes makes the concept of the "neon light at the end of the tunnel" remarkably clever. Mixing together typical country tropes with a fun play on words is never a bad thing.

Listen to Blake Shelton's new track "Neon Light" below:

"Neon Light" is the lead single from Shelton's new album Bringing Back The Sunshine. His follow-up to his 2013 album Based on a True Story is due out Sept. 30.

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