Jake Owen, ‘After the Music’s Stopped’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
Jake Owen is preparing to release his fourth studio album, 'Days of Gold,' but readers of The Boot can hear one of the new songs early via this exclusive song premiere.
'After the Music's Stopped' is one of four tracks that only appear on the deluxe edition of 'Days of Gold' that will be available exclusively at Target.
'After the Music's Stopped' is a vibe-driven track that pulls lyrical references from a number of classic artists, including U2, Martha & the Vandellas and the Beatles: "And I still haven't found what I was looking for, and you're dancing in the streets / And God only know I'm carrying the weight while my guitar gently weeps."
The song goes on to reference 'The Tracks of My Tears' and 'The Sound of Silence' in a clever lyrical twist. Haunting, reverb-laden electric guitar and a female harmony vocal help to underscore the wistful vibe of the track.
Other songs exclusive to the Target deluxe edition of 'Days of Gold' include 'I Like You a Lot,' 'Surefire Feeling' and 'Summer Jam,' which features Florida Georgia Line.
Owen's third album, ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night,’ was an enormous breakthrough, reaching No. 1 and spawning four consecutive No. 1 singles. He says the new album is very much in the same vein.
“I wrote everything on my first two albums, and on ‘Barefoot’ I pretty much chose a lot of stuff I liked, whether I wrote it or not, and that’s what I’m doing on this (new) record,” he said in June.
He added, “I’ve got to tell you it feels so good now to be in this place in my life, where people are paying attention.”
'Days of Gold' is set for release on Dec. 3 via RCA Nashville. Pre-order the deluxe edition here.
Listen to Jake Owen, 'After the Music's Stopped'