Single Reviews

  CARLY PEARCE - truck on fire - Big Machine Records

Following the monumental success of her studio album, ’29: Written In Stone,’ Carly Pearce’s career has escalated even farther into the stratosphere with the release of her latest record, ‘Hummingbird’. Out to the masses for barely a month, the album has been making waves across country music, and her latest single has the expected potential to skyrocket to the top of the charts.  “Truck On Fire” is available now, both digitally and on all streaming platforms, via Big Machine Records.

Pearce is no stranger to writing breakup songs, as we have seen her ability to take stories about heartbreak and betrayal and turn them into #1 singles.  But what is new about her latest release is the theme of revenge.  In stark contrast to her hits “What He Didn’t Do” and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”, “truck on fire” shows an angry, vengeful side of the Kentucky native, and we love it.

“No one wants to be cheated on, but everyone wants to seek revenge,” Pearce said.  “I wrote this song for every girl who has gone through a similar situation and dreams of wreaking havoc on her ex.  I got the opportunity to perform the song live while on tour with Tim McGraw and the way the fans have embraced it has blown me away every single time.  I couldn’t think of a better song to make my next single.”

Baring resemblance to chart-topping anthems of the past from the likes of Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, among others, Carly wittily serenades her way through the cleverly-crafted lyrics that instantly captivate the listener.

“Birds been talking up on the wire

Spilling your secrets all over this town

You and her, back road, pulling all-nighters

Did you really think that I wouldn’t find out?

Oh, so I found a little gas in a small red can

Oh, last strike match flying out of my hand

Liar, liar, truck on fire

Flames rolling off of your Goodyear tires

Burn, burn, you’re gonna learn

Never should’ve put your lips on her”

Falling perfectly in line with the lyrics is the musical arrangement, an edgy approach with the perfect combination of modern-day beats and traditional nostalgia that we have all come to know and love about Carly’s music.  From start to finish, “truck on fire” is a song that will resonate with fans, from its relatable content to fun, sing-along nature, and it is one that we will surely see race up the country music charts in a hurry.

‘Hummingbird’ was released on June 14th, which also features “Country Music Made Me Do It”, “Heels Over Head”, and “My Place”, as well as the Grammy-nominated “We Don’t Fight Anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton.  The 14-track album is Pearce’s debut as a co-producer while also serving as a new chapter, exploring the boundaries of the genre, both lyrically and musically, in a collection that has garnered native prestige and respect amongst fans, critics, and fellow artists.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson/Artwork c/o Big Machine Records)

 

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