11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a long tradition of drinking songs in country music, mostly involving narrators curled up at the bottom of a bottle, trying to forget their troubles. Not Morgan Evans. Things That We Drink To is essentially an extended toast—to his new wife, Kelsea Ballerini (“Dance With Me”), to his new home (“American”), or just to youth (“Young Again”). The Aussie native is either “drinkin’ about somebody” in lead single "Kiss Somebody," or getting figuratively “drunk without a drop of wine” on the matrimonial “I Do.” Maybe he’s wasting a bottle of New Year’s champagne on “Day Drunk” or celebrating a love that's “better than the buzz I get from drinking” on “Me on You.” If there’s a happy moment, or a sad moment, in Evans’ life, he’s ready with a raised glass and an apt metaphor. The title track—also the album’s emotional centerpiece—is a memorial to his late manager, who died in a motorcycle accident. Even in such a dire circumstance, Evans prefers to “raise up a tall glass” to his friend’s memory, cheering “the hurt that we heal, the songs that we sing, the hope that we know tomorrow can bring.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a long tradition of drinking songs in country music, mostly involving narrators curled up at the bottom of a bottle, trying to forget their troubles. Not Morgan Evans. Things That We Drink To is essentially an extended toast—to his new wife, Kelsea Ballerini (“Dance With Me”), to his new home (“American”), or just to youth (“Young Again”). The Aussie native is either “drinkin’ about somebody” in lead single "Kiss Somebody," or getting figuratively “drunk without a drop of wine” on the matrimonial “I Do.” Maybe he’s wasting a bottle of New Year’s champagne on “Day Drunk” or celebrating a love that's “better than the buzz I get from drinking” on “Me on You.” If there’s a happy moment, or a sad moment, in Evans’ life, he’s ready with a raised glass and an apt metaphor. The title track—also the album’s emotional centerpiece—is a memorial to his late manager, who died in a motorcycle accident. Even in such a dire circumstance, Evans prefers to “raise up a tall glass” to his friend’s memory, cheering “the hurt that we heal, the songs that we sing, the hope that we know tomorrow can bring.”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

emtsd ,

Marshmellooooooo

Writing this 5-star review to cancel out Marshmelloooooo's ridiculous review. Obviously they got lost on the way to the pacifiers and glow sticks. Dance music? That stuff is garbage. Stop trying to troll music you don't listen to. Pick up a hobby.

Kirsti013 ,

Things we drink too is amazing!

Great album , the song “things we drink to” is top notch ! Highly recommend!

Corey_Davis ,

Really??

His flow on these songs and the beats all sound the same like songs that are already released. All he did was change the words and made a new song? This is not artistry!