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If there is one thing Brad Paisley has perfected throughout his career, it’s knowing how to pen a unique song that always delivers. With “The Mona Lisa,” the fourth single from Wheelhouse, Brad channels the softer side of his songwriting, yet keeps it witty and clever.
Brad co-wrote “The Mona Lisa” with frequent collaborator Chris DuBois, with whom he has a running list of hits, including “Beat This Summer,” “Southern Comfort Zone,” “Then,” “Mud on the Tires,” “We Danced” and more.
Now there are men who make history / There are men who change the world / And there are men like me / That simply find the right girl, Brad sings in the opening verse of the song, which will make the ladies’ hearts swell. He keeps the chorus simple and to the point, comparing the love for his girl to the frame that holds the famous Mona Lisa. And I don’t care if that’s all I ever do, he adds.
Between the well-crafted lyric, infectious melody and signature guitar riffs, “The Mona Lisa” has full potential to be yet another chart-topping release for Brad. Speaking of frames—Brad might want to start thinking about where to hang the plaques he’ll receive when this becomes a hit.