ERNEST 'Flower Shops' Album Review

ERNEST released his highly anticipated new album Flower Shops on Friday, March 11. The

title track that features Morgan Wallen is already making an impact on fans, and this album will surely do the same.

The singer-songwriter is well known in the Nashville community. He has written with HARDY,

Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, and of course his good friend Wallen. ERNEST has

even been opening for shows on Wallen’s sold out Dangerous Tour. The always entertaining

Tennessee native is also known for his podcast, Just Being ERNEST. Some of his guests have

included Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Keith Urban, and Lainey Wilson.

“Flower Shops” is reminiscent of his debut album Locals Only in terms of writing, but his new effort sees the singer coming more into his own. “Sucker For Small Towns” opens the album with an almost calming style. ERNEST sings about appreciating the smaller moments that make life feel full. “I’m a sucker for small town nights, like this, with a girl like you.”

“If You Were Whiskey” is a song for every aching heart as he sings the lines,“But if you were whiskey, I’d still be holding you, we’d still be growing strong.” The track “What It’s Come To” is about a slightly healthier way of looking at the end of a relationship. He sings about realizing that you have to accept that what is meant to be will be, which fits his laid back style that he projects.

While ERNEST enjoys aspects of other genres, there are several songs on this LP that feel like a trip down vintage country lane. “Tennessee Queen” even has a reference to Elvis Presley’s Graceland. “Comfortable When I’m Crazy” has references to pills, alcohol, and neon lights, which shows a side musicians rarely discuss.“It’s always lonely after midnight, getting what I want, not what I need, I’m only comfortable when I’m crazy, girl look what you made me to do me.”

There is something special about the way ERNEST approaches his music. He’s not afraid to

write the truth when no one else will.

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