Concerts are like parties. They're loud, people are all excited, frosty beverages are consumed. But they have quiet moments too . . . where the artist goes acoustic and grabs the audience a little tighter.
JAKE OWEN had that in mind when he put out "What We Ain't Got". He explains, quote, "It's this big arena, but you can hear a pin drop. And then when the song is over, the crowd just erupts. That's exactly why I released that song."
He also likes that it's a change from his lightweight stuff, like "Beachin'" and "Days of Gold". He adds, quote, "I could've released a song that was down the middle. The ones that are pleasant to hear even if you're not listening to the words.
"But with this one, it makes people think. [It] means something and says something that's poignant and will last forever."
Jake says "What We Ain't Got" is the favorite song he's ever recorded, so chances are we'll be hearing similar stuff in the future: Quote, "I don't think we have enough songs right now that make you go, 'Man, have you heard that song?'"