I Ain’t That Kind Of Girl by Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank ThomasSong: I Ain’t That Kind Of GirlBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: Hi Hank! I do think this feels more modern, in a Carrie Underwood pop country way – it’s not a pop song for pop radio t…

Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank Thomas
Song: I Ain't That Kind Of Girl

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: Hi Hank! I do think this feels more modern, in a Carrie Underwood pop country way - it's not a pop song for pop radio though. If you listen to current pop radio it's very minimalistic and driven by hip-hop beats, so this falls more in the Music Row pop sound. My main concern with this song is the mix. The drums and percussion sounds are distracting and loud, and don't "sit" right in the song with the vocals, so the mix feels very karaoke and not natural. That's an easy fix though, just a remix or a different (more Nashville) mixing engineer can solve those issues. I also feel like the singer is yelling at me a bit, which, to be fair, is what Carrie Underwood does, so I think a nicer mix would solve that issue. The lyric feels a bit cliche - I worry that women in Nashville have moved past the "ain't that kind of girl" in to more complex relationship and personal issues. Take a deep dive in recent albums from Carly Pearce, Runaway June and Ashley McBryde for examples - or even The Highwomen. You can still sound traditional but the lyric and melody is a bit more modern. I think this song is fun, and could be a nice addition to a live set for the artist, but you will want to stretch topic wise to get competitive with pitches for current pop country artists. If this is co-written with the singer and she feels that really fits her vibe, you're all good (and that's so important, to capture what the artist wants), but as a pitch I feel this one is a outdated on the lyric.

Quote From Pro: High-energy, in-your-face pop country with a beat to get you dancing and a message to keep your hands off the girl!

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