Friday, May 25, 2012

Album Review: Florida Georgia Line - It'z Just What We Do

Florida Georgia Line is the latest in a line of Male Duos in country music to blend with rock music and hope to make it big.  Their debut EP, "Anything Like Me" was released in 2010 slipped through the cracks, which is a shame.  "It'z Just What We Do", the latest EP from the duo, should gain them more recognition, helped along by appearing with Gary Allan and Rodney Atkins on the Country Throwdown Tour.

FGL opens the EP with "Cruise", a viable candidate to replace "Dirt Road Anthem" as this year's perfect summer driving song.  The first single from the band, "Cruise" is radio friendly and hopefully will get the duo noticed by fans outside of the South.  The summer fun continues with "Get Your Shine On" and "Tip It Back".  Both are perfect bonfire songs, with "Shine" being part love song and "Tip It Back" being a great drinking song.    The latter of the two is sure to hook fans of Montgomery Gentry, as there is a similar sound to the duo's back and forth singing.

"Tell Me How You Like It" changes the pace some, bringing a unique sound to a romantic song.  FGL is down for anything, just waiting for the word from the girl.  Wrapping up the short EP is "It'z Just What We Do", the title track.  The duo is unapologetic as they party, combining rap, rock, and country, the duo creates a great bar song, no matter what part of the country you are in.  If FGL releases another single before a full-length album, I would bet on this being it.

Full of summer party anthems, FGL's EP hit the shelves just in time to have maximum impact.  Florida Georgia Line's "It'z Just What We Do" is exactly what the duo needs in order to put them on the radar and the radio.  Be sure to catch them on the Country Throwdown Tour this summer.  The EP is available on iTunes,  Amazon and the Google Play Store 8/10

One of the things that I have always taken pride in with "The Low Down For A Hoe Down" is our focus on the smaller artists, the ones who are up and coming.  I have always felt that the people I connect with are the ones who enjoy the unknown artists.  And the readers have proven that.  Today, 10 months after starting this blog, we reached 10,000 unique readers and our three most-read posts are our reviews of Chase Rice, Rachel Farley and Brantley Gilbert, none of whom are platinum selling artists.  All of them are currently either not touring or opening acts.  The fact that our readers are drawn to these reaffirms my faith in the true country music fans, so we will continue to bring you artists you may not have heard of in hopes that their music will spread.  We will continue to review big artists too, but our primary focus will be on the currently unknowns.

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