Review – Cole Swindell’s “Let Me See Ya Girl” Is Just Awful

Cole Swindell Let Me See Ya Girl

Cole Swindell just won’t stop. I knew this Luke Bryan merchandise peddler was trouble the moment he arrived into country music with his stupid baseball cap and toothy grin. I remember vividly when I saw the cover for his debut album without a clue of who he was at that point and uttered to myself, “This guy is a Luke Bryan ripoff. I can feel it.” Lo and behold I nailed it. And this was well before I came up with the idea to start Country Perspective. Ever since then he has been swindling country music and radio with his terrible music. If you were to say he was the worst artist in country music in the last five years, I wouldn’t blame you. Swindell is the bottom of the barrel in musical talent. When I saw his next single was “Let Me See Ya Girl,” I rolled my eyes and knew exactly what it would sound like.

Once again I’m right. Then again it’s not too hard to predict Cole Swindell’s music because he’s utterly predictable. This song is straight up, 100% bro country garbage. The song starts off with some of the most generic electric guitar riffs I’ve ever heard. Car commercials have more interesting guitar play than this crap. Swindell begins to sing and sounds like he does in every song, except I’m pretty sure there’s some auto-tune involved this time. You could completely auto-tune Swindell’s voice and it still wouldn’t cover up the fact that he’s a black hole of charisma. Knock Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line all you want (I do), but at least they have some charisma in their vocal delivery. At least they sound like they give a shit about the…well shit coming out of their mouths. Swindell’s voice is about as exciting to listen to as it is to watch paint dry.

The lyrics are a complete train wreck, cliché and stuff we’ve already heard from Swindell before numerous times. Tailgate? Check. Hot girl shaking her ass? Check. Moonlight? Check. Parking on a dirt road? Check. Name drop a southern state? Check. But wait to stay hip to the new modern themes of metropolitan/Sam Hunt trash he makes sure to mention a dance floor and a club. Clubs are apparently the new fields/river banks. The theme of the song is Swindell trying to have sex with a girl in a truck on a dirt road. How original! I was shocked to find out Dallas Davidson had no part in writing this song. This seems to fit the Davidson catalog perfectly. That’s the only surprise of this song. The writers of the song are Swindell, Michael Carter and Jody Stevens. The majority of Carter’s work has been with Bryan and Swindell, but he also helped write Thomas Rhett’s “Get Me Some of That.” As for Stevens, read this article on how he produced Swindell’s “Chillin’ It.” These two are Dallas Davidson clones. Gross.

“Let Me See Ya Girl” is another boring and bland bro country song that the world didn’t need to hear. Swindell continues to be the most generic “country” singer I’ve ever heard. I’m so used to this terrible music that I can’t even get that angry anymore. I spend more time yawning and laughing. By the way the funniest part of the song is when Swindell utters in the bridge, “bring the beat back.” I can just picture Swindell wearing his baseball cap backwards and trying so hard to sound cool and sexy saying it. But Swindell can never be cool or sexy. He’s a merchandise peddler pretending to be a country artist. Avoid “Let Me See Ya Girl” at all costs. In fact avoid Swindell’s music at all costs.

Grade: 0/10

65 thoughts on “Review – Cole Swindell’s “Let Me See Ya Girl” Is Just Awful

  1. Raymond May 11, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Eh I’m gonna be generous and give it a 1/10 the lyrics are god awful I don’t even know if the girl even says she agrees to what Cole is saying which brings out creep factor in this song the production saves it as it’s so bland I,can’t hate it. This guy has zero charisma he has about as much charisma as a rock a flower where as someone like Mickey Guyton Dierks Bentley Kelsea Ballerini they have a great amount of charisma and that’s why Cole Swindell Chase Rice and Thomas Rhett are terrible they’re so bland I can’t even distinguish them.

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  2. Derek Hudgin May 11, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Josh, how dare you put Swindell’s vocals on the same level as watching paint dry! Watching paint dry is clearly a better use of one’s time.

    Cole Swindell has mastered the art of boring hooks and anthem choruses with even more boring verses. My God, what an awful song.

    This is the image I get when I think of Cole Swindell “dancing” in the club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV_dJSS3mI8

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    • Josh Schott May 11, 2015 / 11:25 am

      LMAO! I love that scene!

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    • NoahHibiscusEaton May 11, 2015 / 3:39 pm

      Oh, you can bet he’ll be eager to show off more of his “dance moves” when the music video surfaces! 😉

      The question remains if Swindell will wait until after the single peaks on radio to release the video; just as he has done with both “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”? 😉

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  3. Scotty J May 11, 2015 / 11:45 am

    I predict that within six months, a year max bro country will be considered old school country music by the drivers of our short attention span culture. Pretty soon the new songs will be replacing there Hank references with FGL and Swindell. The goalposts will just keep on moving.

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    • Derek Hudgin May 11, 2015 / 11:51 am

      I had a friend Snapchat me a video of Blake Shelton’s “Old Red” playing on her radio with her comment being along the lines of “Classic Country. I love it.” BARF

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      • Scotty J May 11, 2015 / 1:42 pm

        It really is the top 40ization of country music where anything older than a few months is treated as ancient. This is yet another failure of mainstream country radio as they have taken the spins that used to go to some of these older recurrents and shifted them onto the current hits which are now played almost every hour. That is not how country radio has operated in the past. It’s a major reason why we may have lost the idea of ‘standards’ forever.

        And I would take a song like ‘Ol’ Red’ on the radio right now in a heartbeat but you are right it is far from ‘classic country’.

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      • Stew May 11, 2015 / 2:47 pm

        Ol’ Red was originally a George Jones song.

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  4. Jay May 11, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I actually thought this song was “get me some of that”, carbon copy clones musically

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  5. John in Georgia May 11, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    About the best thing I can say about this song is that it’s boring. I didn’t think it was possible to put out a more bland and generic song than “Chillin It,” but Swindell does it here. His previous two singles were bad, but it at least felt like he was putting an effort into them.

    Do these songwriting committees take turns pulling country stereotypes out of a hat and cobbling together as lyrics?

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    • Josh Schott May 11, 2015 / 1:13 pm

      I can picture that. They sit around in a circle and shake the idea hat (a baseball cap) around and pull out five clichés to wedge into the song. Then they see what the most popular sound is and jam it behind these clichéd lyrics. And now you have a hit on 2015 country radio.

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  6. Pete Marshall May 11, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    That’s 4 strikes for Cole. this song is not very good at all I give it a .5/10.

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    • Pete Marshall May 12, 2015 / 12:15 am

      How about 1.5/10

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  7. Lorenzo May 11, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    hell this song is pure crap. what really sets me off is that unnecessary and irritating synthesiser sound in the background. don’t even get me started on the lyrics. If I was a millionaire I’d personally pay radio stations to ban Swindell, Aldean, Rice, Rhett, Lady Antebellum and their stupid crappy music.

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    • Raymond May 11, 2015 / 2:04 pm

      Eh give or take with Lady A they’ve had some really good singles like Love Don’t Love Here I Run To You Need You Now Just A Kiss DownTown Compass I mean yes Gloriana is better but Lady A has some really solid songs.

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      • Lorenzo May 11, 2015 / 5:02 pm

        Lady A is not as bad as the others but personally I hate their music, I find it dull and generic. I especially hate Need You Now, I just can’t stand it. The only Lady A single I enjoy is American Honey.

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      • Raymond May 11, 2015 / 5:06 pm

        I’m assuming you hated Need You Now due to overplay on radio. But if you do like a one girl two guy group just go with Gloriana

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      • John in Georgia May 11, 2015 / 6:09 pm

        Lady A always struck me as inoffensive pop music with a twang. I never understood the award show acclaim they received, but their music has never really bothered me. IMO, their recent output (“Bartender”, “Freeystle”) has been much weaker than their earlier releases. They got away from what worked for them by chasing radio play in the bro-country era.

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  8. NoahHibiscusEaton May 11, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    When a single song inspires no fewer than THREE Farce The Music lyric memes…………..you KNOW you’ve dropped an absolute travesty.

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    I can’t even get all that worked up about this, honestly. If anything, I’m chuckling as to how absurdly milquetoast this is. From the cheap production to Swindell’s rapper-like pose on the single’s cover to laughably awful lyrics like “moving your hips like wind moves cotton, you can get the whole wide country side hoppin'”……………….it’s perfect fodder for my laughter yoga soundtrack! 😉

    In fact, perhaps I should be THANKING Cole Swindell for improving my cardiovascular health regime in elevating my heart beat rate only to laugh it all off and let all the cortisol out! His music IS good for something, after all! 😉

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    • Raymond May 11, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Nah his musics not good for me I just start throwing stuff or just listen to better mainstream acts like Dierks Gloriana Mickey Guyton Carrie Underwood Brothers Osborne Kacey Musgraves Mo Pitney Ashley Monroe heck Blake Sheltons music might be bland but it’s not cringe inducing. Like I said above Coles charisma is like a rock.

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  9. SRM May 11, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    If Luke Bryan or maybe Thomas Rhett or Sam Hunt sang this, I could see myself enjoying it because at least they’d put some life and charisma into it. The melody isn’t bad and, as cheesy as it is, there is a bit of color in the lyrics. But Swindell is just such an atrocious vocalist that he makes any and everything he sings completely unlistenable, and this is his worst performance yet. The autotune here is just laughable as is that “Bring the beat back.”

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  10. Lisandro Berry-Gaviria May 11, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    I almost died laughing when I listened to this song. I really don’t know whether to laugh at Swindell and mock him for this song, or feel sorry for him. It’s just so hard to be angry at this idiot stupidly chasing a dead/dying trend, even though this ranks (in my opinion) among the worst songs of the bro-country era, right up with That’s My Kind of Night, Where It’s At, Get Me Some of That, Boys ‘Round Here, and Sun Daze.

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  11. Pete Marshall May 11, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I like all Lady Antebellum song except “goodbye Town” and “Wanted me more” I do like all Gloriana songs. Blake Shelton songs I like except “playgirls of southwestern girls. Don’t get me started about Cole Swindell.

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    • Raymond May 11, 2015 / 9:01 pm

      Even Kissed You GoodNight or am I like the only one who hated the song I mean it’s so overrated Rachel’s part in it is the only tiny saving Grace I mean come on even that song

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      • Pete Marshall May 11, 2015 / 10:20 pm

        probably so; I like that song.

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      • Raymond May 11, 2015 / 10:26 pm

        Please explain listen to it and comeback because I find that song too be one of the most flat and boring songs ever plus with me and Gloriana more Rachel.

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  12. Pete Marshall May 11, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    The song was too bland and boring but I like “Wild at heart” better than kissed goodnight. I wasn’t a fan of that song to start with but I can tolerated a little bit.

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    • Pete Marshall May 12, 2015 / 11:49 am

      I still like the song and that is my opinion.

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      • Raymond May 12, 2015 / 11:57 am

        Wasn’t doubting it but I just fail to see the appeal it’s the one song from Gloriana I’d give a 0 if we ever did a past pulse.

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  13. Fat Freddy's Cat May 12, 2015 / 8:37 am

    The “douche music” tag is especially appropriate. As a bonus, it immediately brings to mind the scene from the movie Road House where Sam Elliot rides up on his Harley to the place where Patrick Swayze is working, The Double Deuce. Elliot leans back on his bike and says in that deep sonorous voice “The Double Douche”.

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  14. Raymond May 12, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Sorry can’t wait to talk about this Til Wednesday or Thursday Mickey Guyton will have a new EP out on May 26th as it was just announced and I can’t wait.

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  15. theknightswhosayni4 May 12, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    I’m sure you probably haven’t listened to any of Cole Swindell’s songs that haven’t been on radio, and I wouldn’t blame you. Almost his entire CD sounds exactly like this. However, one of the last tracks on the CD “Dozen Roses and a Six Pack” is actually…not terrible. It is the story of a man with regrets hoping that his significant other returns, where he will be waiting with a dozen roses. If she doesn’t show up, well that’s what the six-pack is for. Yes, every song he’s put out to radio has been bro-country, poppified, gone in a month garbage…but “Dozen Roses” shows that there is the teeniest, tiniest speck of talent in him. Is that song ever going to hit radio? No. It doesn’t fit with his image. But I just thought, in case you were curious, I’d point out the fact that he has one song that is significantly different from the rest of his bro-country, cookie-cutter, identical tunes. Also as an aside, “Dozen Roses” could be a great song if it was sung by someone else…his voice doesn’t do it justice.

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    • Raymond May 12, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      I heard it but the production however ruins it it’s so sterile beyond comprehension.

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  16. Pete Marshall May 12, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I got Cole Swindell’s cd too and I didn’t care for it. Most of them sounds the same plus his 4 singles he released on radio.

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  17. Raymond August 12, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    How is it that this didn’t manage the worse of the current pulse. It’s sad when I think of the worst country songs this year Lemme See Ya Girl doesn’t even scratch the Top 20. It’s weird though still no news on his new album or him making new music. Eh who knows maybe if Cole gets a vocal coach and better writers and producers maybe then he’ll be on the good side.

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    • Josh Schott August 12, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      I don’t think a vocal coach would help. He just doesn’t have charisma or range and you can’t teach these things.

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