Jon Pardi’s traditional country twang is present in his latest single “Head Over Boots,” which impacted radio this week. Fifty one stations across the nation added the song to their rotation as of Monday’s impact date. Pardi, who is signed with Capitol Records Nashville, co-wrote “Head Over Boots” with songwriter Luke Laird.
“Head Over Boots” has a simple instrumental arrangement of mainly an acoustic guitar and steel guitar with a fiddle throughout. To Pardi’s credit, the song does not follow the common trend that the bro-country artists have recently offered their fans, that you should be idolized if you can get a girl into bed for a one night stand. Pardi sings about a real love that he hopes will last a lifetime.
The song proves Pardi’s genuine commitment to keeping it country, with a melody that is catchy and one you can sway to. However, the imagery feels more generic and clichéd than engaging, building to a chorus that isn’t terribly original. “You’re the one I want, you’re the one I need baby / If I was a king you would be my queen / You’re the rock in my roll, you’re good for my soul, it’s true / I’m head over boots for you,” Pardi sings. It’s a theme that, while tried and true, may be growing tired in country music.
Jon Pardi is set to embark on his headlining tour next month, bringing the Brothers Osborne along with him for the “All Time High Tour“. The boys kick off the tour in San Diego on October 8th.