The singer’s funky new single is a big departure from his usual sound.
Thomas Rhett has released a brand new single, “Crash and Burn.” The song sounds like a throwback to the days of Motown, intertwined with kicky percussion and Rhett’s signature twang. Although Rhett’s sound has always featured subtle R&B and pop influences, the song has a much different sound than most Thomas Rhett fans are be used to. Those who are avid Top 4o listeners can tell the edgier tone and punchy production was heavily influenced by pop chart-topper Bruno Mars.
The fact that Mars’ sound has influenced Rhett’s sound shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to fans, especially those who have seen him live in concert. Rhett has regularly covered “When I Was Your Man” and “Uptown Funk“, both hits by Bruno Mars, during recent tours. While the change might be a seemingly risky move, the combination of great production and an infectiously catchy hook makes “Crash and Burn” another sure hit for the singer.
The single, written by Jesse Frasure and Chris Stapleton, will be featured on Rhett’s next album which does not currently have a release date. Until then, you can download “Crash and Burn” now on iTunes.