Single Review: “River Of Love” by George Strait
It’s always nice to see George Strait take on new ground in the genre. For his third single from Troubadour he takes a more island feel to explore the fun of being in love. Now George isn’t the first person you think of when you consider tropical country music (see Kenny Chesney), so how does he stack up when taking on a song like this.
The answer is pretty good. It may seem out of place for George to take on a song that explores the boundaries of his traditional country sounds by using tropical country music to his advantage, but he does it well and with respect to his own sound. In fact this song is the most enjoyable George has had in a while and actually has you singing along by the second verse with it’s catchy hook “Lets go roooooooooolin’ on a river of love“. It’s got a nice beat to it and everything and is a nice turn for George who has recently made hits mostly from slow songs or traditional mid-tempo sounds. It may not be considered “the real George Strait” but I’m diggin’ it.