Walker Hayes new song ‘Fancy Like’
Rare is the carefree, summer song that doesn’t lean heavy on rhyme, but Walker Hayes has one with his viral smash, “Fancy Like.” There more brand references than actual rhymes in this song, but that doesn’t mean his phrasing won’t stick in your ears until the leaves fall. Take the first verse, where “bangin'” and “maintenance” are coupled. Similar sound? Sure, but that’s no rhyme. Same for “Can’t keep her off me” and “fries in her Frosty” in the first verse, and then “Tesla to impress her” and “Vespa” in the second. Each line falls out with a twangy, hip-hop patter that melts like butter when it hits you. Bedazzled production elements (listen with headphones to hear the smart backing vocals) keep their shine even when set against blue collar, even rural, themes. Hayes’ mind works in curious ways that at times leave him on the outside looking in as other more radio friendly songwriters score hits. Somehow, he’s never compromised what makes him unique, and thank goodness. If anything, songs like “Fancy Like” show his delightfully stubborn intent on bending the genre to him. Read more HERE.
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