Lovers And Leavers by Hayes Carll
I stuck Hayes Carll's Lovers And Leavers CD into the car stereo player with absolutely zero knowledge about the new album. Based on past albums I was expecting a hard-hitting country rock album. Boy, was I disappointed. At first. I'd always thought of Hayes Carll as this guy who could write amazingly original songs and I knew he could turn a phrase like nobody's business. But I just always though of him as more of a rock & roll guy. So I was kinda shocked that Lovers And Leavers is more of a singer/songwriter type album. It's not quite down to the coffee house sensitive songwriter scene, but these tracks are all about the lyrics and mood. OK, after you adjust your expectations to that sort of vibe, I have to say it's an fine collection of songs that leaves no doubt at all what a strong lyricist Hayes Carl is.
I'm adding "Drive," "Good While It Lasted," "You Leave Alone," "That Love We Need," and "Love Is So Easy" to rotation.
Preview Lovers And Leavers by Hayes Carll.