Cody Webb – More Than A Little
More Than A Little by South Carolina-native Cody Webb may not exactly be country in the style of Johnny Cash or The Band. However, the song does bring a pretty good blend of the old and the new to the listener.
I honestly can’t think of a better time than now to unleash the kind of classic style of country – because it’s what the world needs right now. Having listened to the radio today – most would agree it’s time for something different. This latest single is outfitted with a distinctly familiar Modern Country flair with a bit of newer contemporary Rock-Country thrown in. All in all it takes no prisoners. The Webb sound and personality just gives the music credible bulk and authenticity. Make no mistake – Cody Webb has lived the life of a guitar toting traveler. Webb’s baritone and guitar landscape backed by a non-urgent crack of the Bass and drums gives perfect dimension from the opening moments. It’s a tune that takes no time to build but when it peaks it is an immediate transport to days past, and a welcome one at that. Webb sounds like a combination of Jason Aldean and Gary Allan. Coming full circle with influence from the past and modern day musical mentality, this short but sweet single inspires and to me personally brought about by the likes of all of the aforementioned artists including Trace Adkins and even Travis Tritt to Mark Chestnut.
There is the voice, the catchy solo built upon a simple down-to-earth lyrics. This has been done and overdone by many others, one might add. So what is new? Well the voice is something Chris Daughtry or Nickleback fans would like. The backing beat of the drums and the acoustic do manage to remind you of open roads (or skies, cornfields… your preference), yet they still have enough to show that there is more to the song than just that. The acoustic lines have a good deal of reverb and you have a pretty decent guitar section. When I say solo, I mean a line or two of guitar on overdrive. This is good since it does not overdo the instrumentation. The guitar solo is more or less a filler; which is perfect for this type of music.
Before adding it to the ‘only for road trips where I must be distracted from monotony’ playlist, consider the lyrics. They are about losing your heart while welcoming a kiss. He also, at one point, says “I can almost taste it now”. It seems pretty real to me. I would suggest adding this to the ‘Today is the day!’ playlist (along with John Mayer’s “Your body is a wonderland”). This song is a lot more than a “Love Story” (and even if it were, it would still be better than a famous book/ movie franchise). It really brings the moment alive, and revs it up for the listener. Go ahead, give it a listen and judge for yourself.