Remind Me (Single Review) – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

To say the hype for this duet was great is an understatement. Everyone (and yes, I do mean everyone) who had heard the song was gushing about how brilliant it was. Some even called it the best thing to happen this year. So naturally, that sets the bar very high for the song. Does Remind Me deliver?

It does. On every single account!

Appearing on Brad Paisley’s upcoming album, This Is Country Music, to be released on Monday May 23rd, Remind Me is a song about a couple wanting to rekindle their romance. They reminisce over the days where they used to kiss in public, not caring about what people said, when the woman missed her flight because they lost themselves in each other’s embrace… but their fire is dying and they want to find that spark again. (For the full lyrics, click here).

So naturally, a song with Remind Me’s context demands vocalists who are capable of delivering the message credibly. And what better than country music’s leading vocalists to deliver the song. To say Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley do not shine on this would be a travesty. They excel on a topic that is way outside both of their comfort zones.

I have never heard Carrie Underwood sound more vulnerable on a song before – and she has had many songs dealing with vulnerability. Brad Paisley is the perfect counterpart for Carrie in this song. He exhibits restraint as he tries to seduce Carrie’s character. She whispers back the words “remind me” on the first chorus with impeccable falsetto, penetrating your heart. You feel her longing to her significant other to remind her of how they used to be. The nuances she gives the song are truly stunning as well. It is no wonder Brad Paisley called her today’s best singer in any format of music.

Remind Me is a give and take song between both characters, uniting them both on the song’s bridge, right after a brilliant guitar breakdown, where they tell each other that if “you still love me, don’t assume I know”, remind me. The song is also very real. Every couple has been through that exact same circumstance. Be it after seven weeks, months or years, each couple gets to a point where they feel the need to remind each other of what once was. The imagery the song uses (waking up in the guy’s old shirt, turning out the lights and not sleeping…) is very raw and helps get the song across.

When you listen to Remind Me, you will know that this song will burn through the country charts left and right, up and down. There’s no way this won’t be this year’s biggest hit and win every single award imaginable next year. And people had said both artists were past their prime. This song is there to remind everyone of the caliber Brad and Carrie are made of. And if they keep on giving us music like this, let them keep on reminding us.

You can listen to Remind Me here:

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30 thoughts on “Remind Me (Single Review) – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

  1. I cannot wait for this incredible song to drop… I wonder if somehow, someway Carrie and Brad can BOTH get credit for it going to #1… that would be fair, but probably not possible. oh well, I’ve heard a 30 second clip of the song and even just that little taste is addicting yet beautiful.. wow.

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  2. Anybody know where we can listen to it? I am not one to be the 1st in line for an album. I’m like yeah, I’ll pick it up when I’m there, but this 1 I’m making a bee line to wherever its sold. WTG Brad and Carrie.

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  3. Wow nice review! Very well written. I absolutely love the song and feel it will skyrocket up the charts! Congrats to Brad and Carrie! 2 of my favorite vocalists and favorite people too! Can’t wait to see this skyrocket!

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  4. wow.. I just listened to this and was blown away.. Carrie & Brad hit this one out of the park.. I cannot believe how good the song is. BY FAR Brad’s best song ever in terms of vocals, guitar and emotion. Carrie of course sings her heart out here… can she do no wrong? never. I’ve got goosebumps while typing this… I bet Brad gets a serious sales bump from this song as Carrie’s fans will come out and buy the cd as well. Lucky for him! Let’s CU gets ETOY again this year. 1) Steven Tyler duet, 2) Girls Night out ART THOU performance, and now 3) REMIND ME duet.. 2011 is just getting started for her.

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  5. What a crying shame….just when I thought Brad was going back to his country roots on this album, he teams up with a pop tart full of hot air…..known as Carrie Underwood. However, I wouldn’t doubt it if Brad’s wife and Carrie’s husband both got a little jealous after hearing something like this! My only criticism of this song is that as usual, Carrie had to (or was trying to) be the prominent one throughout the entire song, which she so often loves to do, which in my opinion, is being unfair and disrespecful to the one you’re singing with. Both should of had a better vocal balance, but with Carrie Underwood, you won’t get that. Instead, all you mainly get is, well, Carrie. Stop walking around with a head full of hot air, Carrie. It makes you look like trash!

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    • Seriously?
      Brad specifically asked Carrie to sing this with him. He specifically asked her to go for the high notes whenever she can. It’s not her problem that her voice is so great that she overshadows anyone who tries to sing with her.
      Brad’s album has gotten an “A” from EW. So yeah, the album is set to be great.

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    • I’m late to this party but I’m glad to see I’m not alone! I like both Brad and Carrie, but her high notes are too shrill in this song – drives me insane! I would rather it be a solo song for either of them but together as a duet… I can’t stand it… I prefer Brad’s delivery of the song. And I like Carrie.

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      • I totally disagree. If Brad sang this alone, the song would have definitely been lacking. Carrie brings this home. It’s as simple as that. Impeccable vocal performance.

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  6. this song is great! Blew me away…I think it’ll get all the single and song awards coming up…in my opinion this blew Jason and Kelly’s Don’t you wanna stay” by a long shot…this song…with the way Brad and Carrie sang, it takes you into the moment and especially since we’ve all been there. I have the alvum on pre-order…and I bet when i pop it in..its gonna blow me away as well!

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