In Brett Young’s life, things are looking a little bit different for him. From baseball pro to country music sensation who has amassed over 5 billion streams globally, the California native has found comfort in his new chapter and details this new journey in his third studio project Weekends Look A Little Different These Days.
Weekends Look A Little Different These Days, produced by Dan Huff, is exceptionally apt to the world’s climate we’ve all seen over the last year. The eight-track collection documents his take on “love, family, loss, and everything in-between,” just as Young and his wife Taylor are expecting another baby girl to join Presley Elizabeth. As a co-writer on every track, a new tender-hearted facet of the singer + songwriter’s personality has emerged and added to his professional appeal on his most sonically versatile collection to date.
Released via Big Machine Label Group, the country-pop assemblage inaugurates with the title track with a blend of fretwork and palpitating percussion. He sings of retiring his bachelor life and trading that in for bedtimes at nine and hearts full of love.
Young’s seventh consecutive Number One hit, “Lady” fills the second slot on the eight-song collection, Written by Young, Jon Nite, and Ross Copperman, “Lady” is an ode to the In Case You Didn’t Know’s singer’s sweet baby girl Presley Elizabeth and wife Taylor Mills. The song hosts a delicate blend of somber strings, keys, and poetical lullaby singing, “Hope you look just like your momma / And love her like I do / You’ll see close to perfect patience / If you watch her every move / You can always run to daddy / You’ll always be my baby / But look at her baby girl / And you’ll learn how to be a lady / Just how to be a lady.”
Next comes the countrified-au courant awareness of everything that came together that made life just the way it is like “This,” followed by “Not Yet,” co-written with Kelly Archer and Justin Ebach, and follow-up to the project’s chart-topping lead single “Lady.” The single describes not wanting to accept the night’s closure while young and in love. It offers a more contemporary pop styling coupled with a personal narrative. This single allowed ASCAP’s 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year to become only one of four artists in the modern era to have their first seven singles go No. 1 on Country Aircheck/Mediabase.
Weekends Look A Little Different These Days concludes with heartbreaking “You Didn’t.” Written by Young, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite, and Jimmy Robbins, the song is right up in Young’s wheelhouse with the painstaking ballad that infuses the singer’s roots from past songs “Don’t Wanna Write This Song.”
Weekends Look A Little Different These Days follows the singer + songwriter’s sophomore record TICKET TO L.A. with platinum singles “Here Tonight,” and “Catch,” whereas the album debuted atop the Billboard Country Chart and self-titled debut Brett Young featuring the three-times platinum single “Mercy,” the five-times platinum single “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
1. Weekends Look A Little Different These Days (Brett Young, Ben Caver, Zach Crowell)
2. Lady (Brett Young, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite)
3. This (Brett Young, Justin Ebach, Amy Wadge, Geoffrey Warburton)
4. Dear Me (Brett Young, Justin Ebach, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
5. Leave Me Alone (Brett Young, Jesse Frasure, Steven Lee Olsen)
6. Not Yet (Brett Young, Kelly Archer, Justin Ebach)
7. You Got Away With It (Brett Young, Justin Ebach, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
8. You Didn’t (Brett Young, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)