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The new EP 'How They Remember You' from Rascal Flatts is exactly what you want it to be - catchy, powerful, and full of amazing harmonies! Trust us when we say you’ll want this one on repeat. The album was released on July 31st, 2020, and is the first new music we’ve seen from the band since 2018. It features a total of 7 tracks - one tune featuring up-and-coming singer Rachel Wammack, plus a very cool rendition of Kenny Rogers’ “Through The Years”. These guys never seem to let us down when it comes to song-writing and incredible story telling.
The title track and new single “How They Remember You” is the best kind of emotional rollercoaster. Reflecting back on their long career of 20+ years as musicians, the song contemplates how the group will be remembered, and the legacy they will leave behind as a band when they’re gone. With everything going on this year, the song takes on an even deeper meaning as listeners not only reflect on the bands legacy, but their own as well. The harmonies, as always, are perfection. It’s a bittersweet song and gives us all the feels.
Jumping forward to the fourth track on the album is a relatable ballad called “Looking Back”, co-written by powerhouses Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, and Thomas Rhett. This is definitely one of our favourites on the EP. It tugs at the heart strings with a beautiful melody and heart-wrenching story about a past romance. “Lookin’ back is all that I look forward to”…cue the tears and tissues.
“Sip Away” lightens the mood and brings us to the beach. Blue skies, big waves, and a cooler full of fun. The boys remind us to enjoy the summer while we can, because it sure doesn’t last long. And ain’t that the truth! This is definitely the type of beer sipping song you’ll want on your beach playlist.
The final track on the album is Rascal Flatts’ rendition of “Through The Years,” and we just LOVE this take on Kenny Rogers’ song. It’s a great way to close out the album, with a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers who passed away in March. It wraps up the record on a warm and fuzzy note - because who doesn’t love a love song?
All in all, we love this EP. 2020 has been one heck of a year, and this album reminds us of all the things that are truly important. We’ll take it!
- EMILY HAY
"How They Remember You" Track Listing:
1. How They Remember You
(Marc Beeson, Josh Osborne, Allen Shamblin)
2. Feel It In The Morning
(Zach Beeken, Jared Keim, Jenn Schott, Will Weatherly)
3. Quick, Fast, In A Hurry (featuring Rachel Wammack)
(Kelly Archer, AJ Babcock, Pete Good, Brandon Ratcliff)
4. Looking Back
(Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett)
(Fancy Hagood, David Hodges, Brett McLaughlin)
6. Sip Away
( Zach Beeken, Jacob Durrett, Jared Keim, Garrett Nichols, Jason Sellers)
7. Through The Years
(Steve Dorff, Marty Panzer)