I’ve always loved how country singer Lee Brice’s sweet, sentimental songs serve as a contrast to his gruff, masculine voice.
Sure, over the years, Brice has had his share of testosterone-filled numbers about drinking beers, driving trucks and admiring scantily-clad women.
But some of his best works like I Don’t Dance and Hard To Love are tender ballads about the important people and the important things in life. Good news! His latest self-titled album has more of that.
Some noteworthy tracks include Eyes Closed, which sees Brice aching for his lover who isn’t in his life anymore, and You Can’t Help Who You Love, about going back again and again to that someone, even if they’re bad for you.
Elsewhere, in Little Things and Songs In The Kitchen, he sings about seeing beauty in the mundane.
Still, the best moment of the album arrives at lead single, Boy, a tear-jerker from start to finish. Brice performs the stripped-down ballad, about a father talking to his baby boy about the life he imagines for him, the way only a father (of two sons and a daughter) can.