Riff: Hunter Hayes – “I Want Crazy”

Jul 2, 2013

Who cares if you’re all I think about/I’ve searched the world and I know now/It ain’t right if you ain’t lost your mind

from I Want Crazy lyrics by Hunter Hayes

The Celtic-feeling intro guitar melody is a nasty tease, it’s infectious twang leading up to the inevitable pop-country disappointment of meaningless, near-random long-distance-romance banalities. On the bright side, that intro shows the positive instrumental influence Genericana can have on pop.

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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