Spring Break 6 . . . Like We Ain’t Ever by Luke Bryan
For cynics who question why nearly 40-year-old Luke Bryan is still singing collegiate-aimed rites-of-passage anthems, the artist himself answers with his Spring Break 6 . . . Like We Ain’t Ever collection.
Oh sure, there is the obligatory slow-rolling hook-up ballad in “Are You Leaving With Him,” and “The Sand I Brought to the Beach” fulfills the slot for a bikini-wearing, bottle-raising romp, but the lyric to the latter is more tongue-in-cheek and quite cute. Those aside, there is little on the remainder of the album that requires university enrollment to enjoy.
The title track conjures up memories of spring breaks past, whether they happened in 2013 or 1994, and invites you to make new ones. The opening track, “She Get Me High,” is two-stepping goodness or, for Carolina coast-dwellers, slip on your shagging shoes.
Kudos to Jeff Stevens for remarkably mature production that showcases the vocalist Luke truly is. For those of us whose own spring breaks are but foggy memories, Spring Break 6 is almost a nod of approval, a note of consent that it’s perfectly OK for the post-grad and well-after-grad crowd to slip on their flip-flops, grab an umbrella drink and shake it for Luke at Panama City Beach.