Florida Georgia Line’s new album Acoustic Live Sessions create an intimate connection with the listener

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Savannah Elenbaas, Staff Writer

I feel like all songs try to create a story; artists try to create imagery in their songs in order for listeners to understand it.

In Florida Georgia Line’s album of Acoustic Live Sessions, the songs are kept to their country roots more than country-pop. The backbeats to songs create more of the mood, and without them, acoustic songs feel slower and much more intimate than ones that are auto-tuned. 

The relationship that the song creates with the listener is more intimate and personal without any auto-tuned background. Sometimes, the listener can understand and hear the words better without the backbeat crowding the lyrics. 

The album starts out with one of their most popular songs: “Cruise.” “Cruise” introduces the country album perfectly, outlining their country twang. The first song on an album is usually the most important because it introduces the song; it is culminating the image they want the listener to hear. The song takes us on a trip of freedom, unfolding the never-ending mystery of where you are going on that cruise in your car. In a way, it drives us into the next few songs. 

“Round Here,” is where Flordia Georgia Line officially can start the “story.” He outlines a story and welcomes us in with the song—almost like we are family that they are welcoming back home. He is telling us what their everyday routine is, where they live, and what their customs are; it is another introduction.

The next song, “Stay,” is a somewhat vulnerable, fragile song where he is saying everything he would give up for this woman. The story finally gets to the roots of the problems and reveals something more personal. They would not want this fragility upfront because that is not what they want to introduce us into. 

It gives us the imagery of his personal struggles and what he would do in order to amend them. In the next few lines, he admits his love to her. Would she stay with him if he told her he loved her? It shows the amount of regret he has and that he is strong enough to admit it to her. 

This album is a mix of some of their biggest hits to some of their not as well known songs and ranges from upbeat to more personal. Their biggest and most well-known songs that can be found in this album are, “Cruise,” “This Is How We Roll,” “H.O.L.Y.,” “Talk You Out Of It,” and “Meant To Be.” 

They want to separate this album from any other albums by granting it a perfect balance between different feels of songs. In most albums out there, they all have a similar type of sound.”

 

They want to separate this album from any other albums by granting it a perfect balance between different feels of songs. In most albums out there, they all have a similar type of sound. But with this Acoustic Live Sessions album, they threw all different types of country songs in the mixing pot. 

I have listened to many country albums, songs, and artists in my life because it is my favorite genre of music, and comparatively, this album is well-constructed and well-planned out. Even though these songs have been previously released, they make me feel like I am back home.