Posted by Matt Bjorke on June 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm
Ryan Broshear - Paint It Red EP (Painted Horse Records)
After scoring some hits with his self-titled album from 2012 (like “I Don’t Mind” and “Make Each Moment Last”), Ryan Broshear returns with this six track EP which he was able to make through crowdfunding. Broshear’s voice remains his best calling card but Paint It Red offers a man with the talent to hit the mainstream if given a shot. “Spin Me” hits all the right mid tempo melodic spots and that’s enough to suggest radio success while “Friday Night In A Small Town” may be the best song that hasn’t been (yet) recorded by Jason Aldean Luke Bryan or Thomas Rhett. It’s a radio-ready anthem that SiriusXM should want to spin the tails off of (it also features the title of the album in the chorus). Each of these songs is written or co-written by Broshear except for “Boots,” a song producer Daniel Agee co-wrote with Justin Weaver. While solidly a neb-traditionalist type of artist, Paint It Red showcases how such an artist can release music which is both traditionally-minded and contemporary at the same time.