Whatever your level of faith may be, I bet when someone says they'll pray for you, it's reassuring, right? So the Swon Brothers newest single, "Pray For You" is the kind of record that will make all of us feel as though things might actually be ok, no matter how dire they seem. Core Country fans swarm to the underdog and therefore, can easily relate to these words: "Sometimes you need more than whiskey/Sometimes wisdom just won't do/Well, I ain't gonna judge you, I'm just gonna love you/Tonight, I'm gonna pray for you." Following the lead of their good friend and fellow Okie Carrie Underwood, with her "Something In The Water" single, the Swons have opted to swim upstream with an inspirational theme, amid a Country music landscape that remains largely, party central. It's more of a gamble for brand new artists like Zach and Colton Swon than Underwood, but the tune, written by songwriting pros Jessi Alexander, Eric Paslay and Tommy Lee James is not the least bit trite or gimmicky. It resonates, in large part to the Swons convincing delivery. "Pray For You" is part of a very solid debut album turned in by Zach and Colton. I don't know if they and Carrie Underwood's new music signals a movement toward inspiration and faith for this format, but it's a refreshing change. Additionally, with the holiday season approaching, I'm all about people who don't judge, love unconditionally and throw in a prayer or two my way. Impacting: November 3rd.
By: RJ Curtis