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“BOOTS” by Hardy

December 31, 2020

Arguably one of the greatest lyrical artists of the modern country era, on May 1 Michael Hardy released the single “BOOTS” in preparation for his debut album “A ROCK” which released  Sep. 4. The song describes a breakup involving two angry lovers. “That look on your face says you don’t want me no more,” Hardy sings “There’s no use in talking and this time you mean it.” The arguments progress to the point of one person being kicked out, but he was prepared to leave as he awoke in his boots that morning.The soul and passion in Hardy’s voice combined with the usage of the electric guitar and steady drum beat will allow you to either scream this song in the car or cry to it at night, making it the perfect song for 2020.

With anger and remorse being driving factors in breakups, Hardy is able to hone in on these feelings as he accepts his choices in an effort to move on. “Fell asleep in my boots last night,” Hardy sings. “Had a feeling I’d run out of warnings. Girl, I couldn’t have been more right.”

The constant time changes in the song hook the listener in immediately, having them think it’ll be a sappy breakup song then as the tempo gradually increases turning it into quite literally a rock song. With everything going on in the world these days a song to help deal with adversity is what any music lover needs and in this album Hardy provides.

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