Riff: Brett Eldredge – “Don’t Ya”

Jul 15, 2013

Girl, you cut those jeans just right/I know you didn’t buy ’em like that/So baby, don’t even try that

from Don't Ya lyrics by Brett Eldredge

If you grade Eldredge’s ‘mental minefield of flirting’ jam on a country-pop curve, it scores quite well – intricate, well-woven, and pop-culture-ready without being too dated. Plus, Eldredge has great voice. It’s still a ball of mostly-predictable cheese, but isn’t that the point?

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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