Chase Bryant is craving physical contact in his new single “Room to Breathe.” “Give me what you got until there ain’t nothing left,” he declares. Later he adds, “Bring it close, don’t leave any space/ Want you to be part of me, never want to separate.”
This release aligns Bryant with two trends in contemporary country music. First, the sinuous guitar licks mark “Room to Breathe” as the latest entry in the country-disco cannon, a sound that has been successful recently for Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and others. Bryant crafted “Room to Breathe” with Derek George and Ashley Gorley (the same team that helped out with his last single, “Little Bit of You”); Gorley has explored this slick, upbeat style previously on other tracks he’s co-written, including Rhett’s “T-Shirt” and Billy Currington’s “Don’t It.”
In addition, the direct come-ons in Bryant’s new single fit with the increasingly sensual tone found in a number of tracks on country radio — try Brad Paisley’s “Without a Fight,” Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down,” Chase Rice’s “Gonna Wanna Tonight” and Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down.” In these songs, singers don’t bother to veil their desires.
Watch Bryant’s lyric video below: