Given that “My Eyes,” his fifth “Based on a True Story…” single just recently culminated its radio run, it would be disingenuous to say “the wait is over.”
More appropriately, let’s simply declare that the first single from Blake Shelton’s upcoming album “Bringing Back the Sunshine” is officially here.
“Neon Light,” that track, debuted on iHeartRadio shortly after midnight.
Built on the hook “there’s a neon light at the end of the tunnel,” the punchy release aims to keep Shelton’s country radio streak alive. Beginning with “Hillbilly Bone” in 2009, every official Blake Shelton single has reached #1 at the format.
That impressive streak of success casts some irony on a vacuum reading of the new song’s chorus:
“There’s a neon light at the end of the tunnel/It ain’t all that bright, but even though it’s subtle/It’s got me feeling all right, go on and make it a double/There’s a neon light at the end of the tunnel.”
Clear in its thematic–and lyrical–similarity to Chris Young’s “Neon,” the song nonetheless sounds decidedly Blake Shelton and should have no trouble finding a quick audience.
The audio, courtesy iHeart, is embedded: