Hunter Phelps “Whiskey Mode” Song Review

The dynamic singer-songwriter out of Florida, Hunter Phelps, released his new single “Whiskey Mode” on April 30th. Written by Phelps and Brett Anderson, this upbeat party song is dropping just in time for summer.

Phelps currently has writing credits for 6 songs on country radio. Those hits include “Cold Beer Calling My Name” by Jameson Rodgers feat. Luke Combs, “That Ain’t Me No More” by Matt Stell and “Thinkin’ Bout You” by Dustin Lynch feat. Mackenzie Porter. Phelps also helped write the number one hit “I Don’t Know About You” by Chris Lane. Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and HARDY are a few of the other artists Phelps has worked with. With 50 million total streams worldwide, this rising star is just getting started.

The single’s title is a clever term derived from trying to avoid the dreaded drunk text or call to an ex. Wanting to put your phone on “Whiskey Mode” is a feeling almost everyone can identify with. If only our phones knew when it’s the alcohol talking. Phelps has found a way to create a heartbreak anthem meant to be cranked on high with the windows down.

Hunter Phelps

This song takes listeners through the motions of wanting to drink to forget and then feeling like you want to call the one person you should not be thinking about. “I’ve been drinking all night, I’ve been drinking all night” is the catchy hook first heard at the beginning, then appears throughout the song. Phelps’ voice radiates with such honesty and intensity that you can feel the frustration behind lyrics such as “But here I go digging through lists of names till I find you,” and “You’re supposed to drown a memory, supposed to get you back on your feet, get you over what you can’t let go, guess that old black labels broke.” Country radio just might have a hit on their hands with this whiskey-infused heartbreak jammer.

“Whiskey Mode” is available everywhere you buy or stream music.

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