Hip-hop and country music are two genres that artists like to meld together. They’ve been doing it for years; acts like Florida Georgia Line, as well as Lil Nas X on “Old Town Road” have jumped in on the trend. One of the first country acts to really combine the two genres was Sam Hunt back in 2014 with his debut record, Montevallo. So it makes perfect sense that he’d join Breland on the TikTok famous “My Truck” for a special remix.
For those who don’t know Breland, he is a 24-year-old from New Jersey who recently finished his undergrad at Georgetown University. His influences range from Rascal Flatts to Prince to Stevie Wonder, and while his music sounds very modern, these influences shine by listening to his vocal tone. Hunt has a similar background musically: he grew up on traditional and 90s country his entire childhood, and when he got to college started loving artists like Billy Currington, Ray Charles, and JoJo. To hear the two on a song together sounds pretty natural considering they’re both songwriters who love all music, not just country.
The remix builds upon Breland’s first version. The guitar is gritty and high-school-garage-band like, which is a perfect vibe for a song about a truck, one that you would blast in said vehicle. The drums are a traditional trap beat, but with Hunt’s soulful and crisp voice, he is able to make one cling onto every word partially because of how clear he sounds as well as his emphatic diction.
Lyrically, the song is pretty simple. “You can say you hate me / You can call me crazy / But don’t touch my truck,” Breland sings on the hook. Hunt, who takes the verses, expands on this idea, telling listeners that they can take anything, but his truck is off-limits. “Tell them boys come and get me / I be riddin’ through the city.” It’s a relatively upbeat and light-hearted song, and it’s super catchy, making it a probable bonafide hit.
With so much time to kill and Tik Tok being the “it” app of the moment, it would be no surprise if a dance went along with the song. It’s fun and perfect for the warmer weather that is approaching, or as Hunt himself sings on his song “Single For The Summer”, “The sun keeps getting closer, sinking a little slower every day.”
The original “My Truck” already has over 50 million streams worldwide, as well as 11 million music-video views as of now. Released independently at first, Breland has proved that he has the talent and the drive to make it in the industry. With a superstar like Hunt on the new record, the success of the song can only go up. Music is made to move people, but sometimes what we really need is sunshine and songs light-hearted enough to make us forget our worries for a minute.
“My Truck” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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