Single Reviews

  RILEY GREEN - Worst Way - Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment

As Riley Green’s current single “Damn Good Day To Leave” is landing heavy impact at country radio, the announcement of his upcoming EP, Way Out Here, was understandably met with an insatiable buzz that captivated the intrigue of the casual listener while its track list included several fan favorites to satisfy his diehard’s want for new music.

The multi-Platinum singer-songwriter now continues to ride the wave of momentum with the release of “Worst Way,” the latest tease from his forthcoming EP.

The self-penned tune swerves the country boy aura of his last few releases, spotlighting his steamier side on a song that refreshingly recalls the mid-2000’s era of country music when Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and  Jake Owen’s “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” were the type of mainstays at radio.

A sensual tempo sets the rhythm of the slow dance sway as it wraps around the softer side of Green’s signature drawl, allowing him to turn up the heat as he cuts right to the point throughout the opening verse, admitting that nothing on this night is going to get in the way of him needing her and the uncontrollable heat that’s rising between them; no wine, no roses, etc.

Rolling into a bedroom confession of his extreme wanting of her, Green turns up the seductiveness in the chorus:

“I want you in the worst way

My hands are needin' your hips

Want the first taste

Of whiskey to be off your lips

So close all the blinds, lock all the doors

Put away anything that'll break

Baby, I need you tonight

Let's see how much love we can make

I want you in the worst way”

Flirtatiously guiding the second half of the song, he rolls into heated-up lines such as “your skin on my skin feels like heaven to me” and “you look like an angel tonight, but you might wanna slip off those wings,” laying on thick his push for a night in, just the two of them becoming one without any distractions.

With his new EP releasing in just a few weeks, “Worst Way” is a healthy curve away from anything predictable following his last few singles, showcasing his abilities to stretch from a comfort zone. However, it’s his tease of even more new music throughout the year that has heightened anticipation to an all-time high as he’s clearly using these batches of new music to simply define his most current moment while expertly whetting the whistle of things still to come.

(Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis/Artwork c/o Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment)



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