LAKEVIEW: ‘Small Town Famous’ – EP Review

LAKEVIEW’s debut EP, SMALL TOWN FAMOUS is available now, June 25th, on all streaming platforms now. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

For the last year and a half, we have been loving everything the duo LAKEVIEW has to offer. The singer-songwriters showcase their undeniable charm and talent in each and every song they release. Today LAKEVIEW’s Jesse Denaro and Luke Healy officially dropped their debut EP project, perfectly titled SMALL TOWN FAMOUS.

In just five songs the men manage to share exactly who they are as artists, heavily leaning into their rock influences on the tracks. Every song off the record was co-written and co-produced by the pair. The project kicks off with their party-ready jam, “Poor Me.” The song begins slow but steadily transitions into an epic melody. The track also boasts the record’s title in a lyric.

“Take one down, pass it around // ‘Cause damn we need another round // Drinks on ice and the Friday night lights // The boys and me we shut it down // We say hey yeah, living like we’re small town famous // Out here we just take one down, pass it around // Oh poor me, pour me up another round”

The record transitions into another high-energy song “Hits Different.” Fans really hear the country come out in this song, and we’re sure it’s going to be a crowd favorite at live shows. The song is a tribute to country living.

Another fan-favorite is of course, their song “She Drove Me To The Bar.” Although it is a song about drinking to get over heartbreak, the men somehow manage to bring a unique perspective to the lyrics. The clever wordplay is enough to make us fall in love with the tune.

“‘Cause I swear she’s messin’ with my head // Turnin’ every single street light red // But when I see that neon sign // I know I’ll be alright // I’m going to the bar tonight”

The EP also includes two brand new tracks, “Do It All Again” and “Drink With My Friends.” The former is a nostalgic song you’re going to want to groove to. When the chorus hits, it feels reminiscent of Florida Georgia Line’s sound in the best way. Similarly, “Drink With My Friends” makes you feel nostalgic for simpler times. The song has summer written all over it even though the lyrical content starts off more melancholy in the beginning. We cannot wait to blast this one through the speakers!

Overall, LAKEVIEW’s debut project is super solid! Every single song makes you want to hear more from the singers. We’re excited to see what comes down the pipeline next for the duo.

LAKEVIEW's new EP 'Small Town Famous' out now, June 25th

LAKEVIEW’s new EP ‘Small Town Famous’ out now, June 25th

1. “Poor Me” (Jesse Denaro, Luke Healy, Cody Quistad)
2. “She Drove Me To The Bar” (Jesse Denaro, Luke Healy, Dave Thompson)
3. “Hits Different” – (Jesse Denaro, Luke Healy, Quint Collins, Jake Rose)
4. “Do It All Again” (Jesse Denaro, Luke Healy, Cody Quistad)
5. “Drink With My Friends” – (Jesse Denaro, Luke Healy, Quint Collins)

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SMALL TOWN FAMOUSEP is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.