When they work, collaborations in music can be one of the most exciting things. We love a good country-pop crossover like “Heartless” by Diplo featuring Morgan Wallen and “One Thing Right” by Marshmello and Kane Brown. This time, one of our favorite artists, Russell Dickerson featured his talents on pop songstress Clara Mae’s new single “Alright”.
The Swedish singer-songwriter is known for her clever phrasing and beautiful vocals, but combined with Dickerson’s signature sound and voice, this song truly takes it to another level. The singers trade verses, taking turns telling stories from unique perspectives of a broken relationship. On the chorus, they create a harmonious, yet striking vocal performance, admitting that you can still care about someone you’re no longer with.
“Just because we’re not friends / Doesn’t mean I don’t care / Are you alright, alright? / Don’t know how to just stop / Used to love you too much / Are you alright, alright / ‘Cause I’ve been losing sleep / Wondering if you’re good, so please just / Pick your phone up / Let me know and I’ll stop / Are you alright? / Just say you’re all alright”
Similar to the smash hit by JP Saxe and Julia Michaels, “If the World Was Ending,” Mae and Dickerson manage to convey the complicated concept that feelings do not go away just because a relationship is over. Of course, the music video was creatively utilized to amplify the poignant message beautifully.
We wonder what country artists will collaborate across genres next!
“Alright” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here 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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