Florida Georgia Line’s Newest Album “Life Rolls On” Comes Right on Time for Summer

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Margaret Holmes

As we approach summer, it’s finally time to listen to music with all the windows down, go to the beach and hang out with friends. But none of those activities are complete without one of this year’s newest country albums. “Life Rolls On” is Florida Georgia Line’s fifth album and was released in February of this year. The album consists of 16 country songs written by the duo. 

With FGL being my favorite artist, this album is second only to “Anything Goes.” The music is happy and carefree which is typical of the duo. But it also has deep lyrics that you can find resurfacing after listening. Let’s dive into what makes each song special in this album.

Long Live:

“Long Live” gives into a lot of the stereotypes about country music, but that isn’t a bad thing when it comes to this song. It is a great song to dance to, and the continuous beat reinforces the sense of unity the song conveys.

Life Looks Good:

This sweet song reminds me of Florida Georgia Line’s 2018 song “Simple,” and I love the harmony.

Countryside:

This song has some rap elements which brings in nice contrast to the previous songs. The chorus flows nicely and I love the beat and new instruments.

Always Gonna Love You:

I’m a sucker for metaphors in songs and this song is full of them. I do have to say that it reminds me a lot of “Forever After All” by Luke Combs, so maybe it’s not the most original song.

I Love My Country:

Starting with some great guitar, I love the melody of the whole song and it has some great lyrics. I will say though that it gets pretty repetitive and doesn’t stand out from the other songs. 

Hard to Get to Heaven:

This is probably my favorite song on the album. I love all the lyrics, especially the chorus. The banjo blends everything together nicely and I love all of the transitions.

Long Time Comin:

“Long Time Comin” is a very slow song and it’s placed at the perfect place in the album. This might be the most romantic song on the album.

Interlude:

“Interlude” is, well, an interlude. Nothing here really except for 27 seconds of instrumental. I do like the instrumentals it has though so I’ll give it points for that.

Ain’t Worried Bout It:

I’m generally not a huge fan of country songs that have rap in them and this song is no exception. Like “I Love My Country,” it’s pretty repetitive and I don’t really feel much of a connection with this song.

Beer:30:

Can a song called Beer:30 not be at least a little cringey? Probably not. I wouldn’t say this is the best song on the album but it’s a fun song to sing along to and laugh about. It seems like a good song to group dance to.

New Truck:

This song makes me wish that I had a new truck, or even a driver’s license… Luckily you don’t need either to enjoy this song. I like how this song blends the rap beat with the country vibe.

Eyes Closed:

The beat of this song reminds me of a lot of other songs. Despite that, I still love this song. Of all the songs on “Life Rolls On” this is the one I probably listen to the most. I really like all of the metaphors and messages in this song.

Second Guessing:

I admire how Florida Georgia Line took a common phrase and changed it. This song is really clever and it has the same romantic appeal “Eyes Closed” and “Long Time Comin” do.

Good to Me:

“Good to Me” has probably the best lyrics on the album and I love the imagery and positivity in this song.

U.S. Stronger:

A country album would not be complete without some patriotism. This song gives me a lot of hope for the future and I think it has an interesting perspective. 

Life Rolls On:

And finally, we arrive at the namesake of the album. This song is probably the most unique of the album. I love the beat, and the rhythm combines everything I love about Florida Georgia Line’s music. “Life Rolls On” also gives a good perspective on life and the ups and downs that come with it.