When Casey Ahern steps up to the mic, she doesn’t just belt out a soothing country croon – she takes us to wherever she’s at emotionally and makes it as real as is possible from within the four walls of a recording studio. Using descriptive poetry that transcends the normal limitations that a country songwriter would face, she brings us under the glaring lights of the dancefloor in “Just a Dance,” and over the course of a few minutes, infects every inch of our stereo speakers with a melancholic harmony that is startlingly reverent and not as depressive in tone as it might seem to be on paper. The narrative of this song is explained to us through her words and the melodies that skew them with a tremendous level of emotion, and no matter how many times I listen to it, I walk away with a slightly different perspective after each and every uninterrupted session. This is multi-interpretive music for a generation of country fans left unimpressed by the watered-down fodder of an artificial Nashville sound, and as of now, it’s taking America by storm.
Casey Ahern - Just A Dance (Official Video)