George Birge has reinvented one of his most popular songs by cutting out all production and singing without accompaniment. Watch his music video for the acoustic version of “Mind on You” at a Taste of Country premiere.
The song from Birge’s recently released self-titled EP finds him obsessed with a new lover. It’s a modern pop-country beat with R&B influences.
“Every time you jump like you do / I got my hands, my eyes and my mind on you,” he sings to end the chorus.
The lyrical structure of this updated acoustic version is the same, but the Texan sings with a new urgency. It is a suddenly vulnerable performance that benefits from the echoes of its spacious room.
“The fans really embraced this song and gave it a life of its own,” Birge said, calling “Mind on You” one of her favorites to sing live. “So when we found this abandoned warehouse with an incredible echo, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give listeners a dark, broken-down version of the song to really dig into the lyrics. We caught a camera and shot it in one take, and I can’t wait for the fans to see how it turned out.”
“I got my mind on you and you on my mind / Got these four wheels on a two lane and we’re going through the night / Got you high in my head and your love on my lips / Girl, I got you kiss on those curves, like those jeans on your hips,” he shouts to start the chorus. Jaron Boyer, Michael Tyler and Colt Ford helped write the song, and Jason Aldean initially put it on hold. He tells Taste of Country that his label liked it so much they convinced him to pick it up.
“It was pretty terrifying,” recalls Birge. “I’ve been in town for a while and worked really hard to get opportunities like getting Jason Aldean to cut my song. So that was a pretty scary thing for me, but I’m gonna cut it. came to the conclusion that if you can’t bet on yourself, no one else can, so I decided to roll the dice.
the George Birge EP has racked up over 3.5 million streams, led by “Mind on You” and “Beer, Beer, Truck, Truck,” his 2021 viral hit. The talented songwriter has a knack for turning ideas you think you have already heard into something quite new. When he is alone with his acoustic guitar, release all your expectations and enjoy.
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