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Single Review: Mark Taylor - "Buzzed on a Boat"

  

 

                                                                      MARK TAYLOR

                                                              "Buzzed on a Boat" 

                                                               Independent Release

 

 

 

 

Summer songs in country music have become a dime a dozen these days, so when an artist gives us a song that’s geared toward the warmer weather months, they must find a way to make it truly stand out through its ability to connect with its intended target audience.

Mark Taylor does just that with his debut single, “Buzzed on a Boat.”

The up-tempo song, written by Taylor, laces its instrumentation with synth and electric guitars to give it the traditional type of summery vibe that we’ve come to expect from a song like this. However, it’s his ability to use specific imagery in the lyrics that will make this anthem perfectly connect with those who are out on the lake having a big time under the sun.

Targeting the specifics, Taylor sings of how Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” is blasting through the speakers, and how he has a cold Bud Light in his hand, rather than just saying something like music on the radio or how he’s drinking an unnamed beer.  

The chorus carries a melody that gives the song that very specific put your arms above your head and sway side to side feel, while the lyrics stay simple and to the point – he and his crew are getting “buzzed on a boat.”

“Out on the water drinking all day; ain’t nothing better.”

“While I’m doing shots with the band.” 

“Fruity drinks pouring.”

Like most feel-good summer songs, “Buzzed on a Boat” is built to be performed in front of a live audience, and it would be a heck of a lot of fun within the atmosphere of the carefree boat crowd at a place like “Party Cove.”

With a full-length album due out later this year, “Buzzed on the Boat” should create the necessary buzz (sorry for the pun) to make the album release that much more anticipated.

(Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis)

 

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