The “Mona Lisa” did not land as far as I would have liked it to on the charts (#1 would have made me happy), but no sense dwelling on the negative when we have the positive: Brad Paisley released his new single, “River Bank,” to country radio today.
“River Bank,” written by Brad along with Kelley Lovelace, has everything you would expect in a Brad Paisley song. There are cleverly written, humorous lyrics, a catchy hook and the guitar playing that only Brad can do. In “River Bank,” a guy wonders what he would do if he struck it rich, while at the same time he knows he’d be okay if he didn’t, because he’s pretty lucky as is.
“River Bank” is a twangy, funky bright spot in a sea of repetitiveness on country radio. And at 2:50, the song lasts just long enough so that you can play it on repeat until you’re able to sing along.
“You know even if our ship came in
And this is all we got
It ain’t like we really need a million dollar yacht
We got an inner tube
We got a trailer hitch
We’re near the river and far from rich
But we have got each other and gas in the tank
We’re laughing all the way to the river bank”
Brad will debut "River Bank" live on the ACMs on Sunday April 6th.