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Hear Jake Owen’s Laid-Back ‘Good Company’

Owen’s new album ‘American Love’ begins to take shape with ode to lazy days

As his tune “American Country Love Song” climbs the charts, Jake Owen has given fans another taste of his forthcoming album American Love by releasing audio of the song “Good Company.”

Like some of Owen’s previous releases, “Good Company” is an ode to lazy, obligation-free days spent with friends but this one adds a little sales pitch. As the band finds a groove, Owen details a situation of sunny day staples: beer in a cooler, bean bag toss, musicians playing on the porch — the only thing missing, he notes, is a pretty girl at his side. It moves along at an unhurried pace, sun-kissed horns adding a little spice to the chorus but never overwhelming the supremely easygoing mood.

American Love, which comes out July 29th, will feature more where that came from and — according to Owen — serve as a kind of balm for anyone who’s feeling down and out.

“Music is healing, whether it’s sad songs or happy songs — just depending on where you are in life and what you need to hear at that point,” Owen tells Rolling Stone Country. “This album has a lot of different aspects of my life thread throughout it. I think people will kinda get a good idea of where I am in life, where I’m going and where I’ve been.”

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