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Single Review: Cash Creek - "It's You"

  

 

                                                                    CASH CREEK

                                                               "It's You" 

                                                               CCB Nashville

 

 

 

 

With their last single, “Hard Time,” Cash Creek teamed up with the iconic Larry Stewart to dust off the 1986 Restless Heart album cut for a cover version that saw them deviate just a few notches away from the original version so that it carried the same feel and punch to it, while still creating a new piece that Cash Creek can claim as their own. 

The group now kicks off 2022 by tackling “It’s You,” a song originally done by the always incredible Maggie Rose on her 2018 Change The Whole Thing album.

Rose has a sultry, jazz hall type of feel automatically infused into any of her releases as it’s built into her vocals and flawless style, including on the original version of this song. However, just as with “Hard Time,” Cash Creek finds the right unique touches to deviate slightly away from the original that they make the song their own, while still retaining its original feel and flare.

“I remember the way you looked at me for the first time, and our eyes lingered in the symphony of another Saturday night,” Kimo Forrest sings as the song opens amid a moody organ laced instrumentation, before the verse quickly shifts lyrically into the here and now as he then praises the woman in his life that stole his heart by singing, “And you still do that to me, like I’m the only one, the only melody.”

As the song presses forward the lyrics continue to capture the emotion of being truly, deeply in love with your better half as Forrest freely admits in the second verse that he thought love was just a losing game until she came along, but that she instantly drove him crazy (in a good way) once she did, and she’s still giving him that head over heels feeling today.

The injection of the layered harmonies in the second verse slides in unexpectedly and adds a brilliant touch to the song that helps highlight specific lines, while the incredibly smooth male leads from Forrest allows the song to take on a different dynamic and flavor of emotion as the perspective is switched to that of a male in comparison to the original version.

Cash Creek is made up of some of the best players that Music City has to offer, but rather than just sitting in the pocket of what they do best, each song that they’ve recently released challenges them in unique ways to elevate their already solid game. They’ve done that again, and they continue to wow with their reimagined version of “It’s You.”

(Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis)

 

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