Nashville’s Drew Schueler starts off the song highlighting his favourite parts of a relationship with someone but as the writing approaches the hook, we’re faced with a theme that’s familiar with dating in this time.
Can’t Say (Word Like That) is a song describing the fear of telling someone you love them for the first time. It focuses on unrequited or one-sided love, a universal and frequent subject in pop culture. The song considers the anxiety of potential rejection from expressing these true feelings.
The vocal delivery is a solid balance of compelling songwriting and melodies accompanied by fresh pop sounds. The use of brackets in the title reinforces the hesitation to say the word (love).
It was selected as a top 10 finalist for the 2020 NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT and Martin Guitars. My last single “Paradise” was featured on multiple playlists and blogs such as Reignland Mag., Popmuzik, Talk About Pop Music, etc. and was shared across social platforms by influencers like Juliana Hale, and Grow with Jo. I have a release show on 2/28 in Nashville and a live performance booked on the TV show, Today In Nashville.