Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Florida Georgia Line – Simple

C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song!


Alfred Soto: I know “complicated” is “overrated” but Florida Georgia Line have never tried beyond “dumbfuck.”

Will Adams: Forget the title; the real self-own here is taking inspiration from Of Monsters and Men six years after the fact and distilling them down to their most coffee commercial affect.

Thomas Inskeep: Not only do these douchebags — the Chainsmokers of country — not make good country records (or really, records that even are country), they can’t even make good pop records. “We used to live on Instagram,” they sing, as if neither they nor their fans still do. Which means they’re not only untalented, they’re also liars.

Tim de Reuse: There’s something inherently funny about a song that uses a preposterous amount of vocal pitch correction and bathes in an expensive-sounding mix while trying to act dismissive about Instagram fakery. Funny, but also kind of sick, and not something that’s actually pleasant to hear.

Ashley John: Florida Georgia Line’s crossover chameleon antics don’t bother me much, because it’s mostly felt like they are just living up to the thing they were built to be, an experimental vessel for country-tinged radio collaborations. Left alone to their own devices though, and we get a song that lacks any substance at all. In their recent singles, there was at least something to drill into, to get revved up about. Choosing to inhabit the zombie bodies of 2014 folky pop rock is equal parts boring and irrelevant.

Stephen Eisermann: There’s no hiding a pop song behind some banjo chords, but what’s really concerning is how the entire time this played I kept wondering how it would sound with Selena Gomez’s voice instead of FGL’s voices. I’m not sure who that is worse for, but I do know that the truth is this song is mediocre and uninteresting with a chorus too verbose to even follow along.

Katherine St Asaph: Turns out Gwen Stefani is a time traveler and “Simple Kind of Life” is an answer song.

Reader average: [3.33] (3 votes)

Vote: 0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

5 Responses to “Florida Georgia Line – Simple”

  1. doesn’t make the bottom 10 scores, I checked :(

  2. otoh it did score quite close to “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.”, which seems appropriate

  3. the video’s anachronistically segregated parties are the rancid icing on this moldy cake… on top of everything else, you gotta be racially insensitive?

  4. The video gave me literal douche chills at multiple points. I did not know those were literally a thing until just now — so thank you, Florida Georgia Line, for opening my eyes even further to what it is like to be a woman or a person of color or outside your target demo.

  5. The only social commentary I believe from FGL is that horniness is an powerfully overriding mental space.