Demo of the Week: “Mess ‘Em Up”
Writers: Josh Kerr, Cary Barlowe, Alysa Vanderheym
Vibe: Relaxed, tropical, sexy, effortlessly catchy
Key Lyrics: “You can cancel that checklist, be a little reckless with me baby / We can take our time, we can shut the blinds / We can heat up the room just you and I, like it’s July / Like last night.”
Could be a good fit for: Billy Currington, Sam Hunt, Jillian Jacqueline, Maren Morris
X factor: The “let’s spend all day in bed” theme has been done many times, but this island-y take feels so fresh and invigorating. The production is certainly pop-leaning, but paired with true country vocals, this has major crossover hit potential.