Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DJ Miller, "Whatever It Takes"

This young 21-year-old Hoosier country singer has already shown that he knows how to party with his debut single "A Little Naughty Is Nice," and he appealed to our nostalgic side with "Snowman In Birmingham.  But DJ Miller now shows a more mature side on his third single "Whatever It Takes."

The verses tell the story of a young couple dealing with economic difficulties that have put serious strains on their relationship.  Though there is some audible use of auto-tuning, DJ's vocal delivery comes across as warm and sincere.  Such qualities are further drawn out by a laid-back arrangement with peels of crying fiddles.  The song's character assures his wife us his commitment by describing the measures he's willing to take to provide.  He'll sell his old guitar.  He'll work three jobs.  He'll do "Whatever It Takes" to "be the rock you can count on."

The concept is solid, if not groundbreaking.  It's a respectable entry from an artist who is known for his down-to-earth personality, in addition to his energetic live performances.  All in all, "Whatever It Takes" is DJ's best single thus far, and a decent introduction to a talented new artist.

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