Editors’ Notes Even though Australian country star Travis Collins is known for his sturdy songcraft, he chose to close his eighth album, the Luke Wooten-produced Wreck Me, with a cover of the Eagles’ “Desperado.” It’s a reminder that Collins adapts to the stylistic shifts of the moment—exemplified by the slippery swagger of his hip-hop-influenced vocal cadence during “Girl Outta the Country,” a sound well represented on country radio—while staying grounded in the tradition of studio-refined singer-songwriter country rock. He leans into those tendencies during “Rainy Day,” a supple, stoic goodbye to a friend.

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Wreck Me
1
3:12
 
Better Than You Found 'Em
2
3:07
 
Rainy Day
3
3:21
 
Damn Girl
4
3:37
 
Girl Outta The Country
5
3:25
 
Own A Boat
6
3:13
 
Make Up
7
2:58
 
Weekend
8
3:19
 
Desperado
9
3:46
 

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