Country legend and superstar Garth Brooks is back with new music. The song’s title is “People Loving People” and from the few strains that I have heard here and there it sounds a little bit like a throwback to “We Shall Be Free.”
Here is how Rolling Stone Country is describes it:
The song, a catchy feel-good anthem somewhat stuck in Brooks’ choice decade of the Nineties with its lightweight synth production, glossy piano lines and polished country-rock guitars, will appear on the unnamed studio album expected to hit stores in November.
Written by a quirky trio of hitmakers (busbee, Lee Thomas Miller and Chris Walli) who have penned everything from Backstreet Boys tunes to Jamey Johnson’s “In Color,” the song echoes a sentiment set forward in Brooks’ 1992 single “We Shall Be Free” that was praised by GLAAD for its message of equality. At the time, Brooks himself called it his most “controversial” yet.
“People Loving People” isn’t exactly provocative, but it taps into similar themes: fighting war and addition, embracing an “Imagine”-esque world where loving each other is the cure to all that ails humanity. It’s as innocuous or contentious as whoever listening makes it out to be — and with Brooks’ open support of the LGBT community, that’s sure to be part of the narrative.
Brooks, also, stopped in on the September 4 broadcast of Good Morning America to talk with Honorary Music Row Member Robin Roberts, who’s interviewed some of countries biggest stars, to hint at some big forthcoming announcement later in the day.
I’ll be watching the internet to see what that big change will be and look for my own review of Books’s “People Loving People” to be forthcoming. In the meantime read the full Rolling Stone Country review.