Anyone wishng for the days of cheeky tongue in cheek country will welcome the new single from Canadian Jayme Lynne. There's a certain Dollyness running through the track, that essentially sees someone happy with their life but not beyond being happy to consider some improvements
"I spend all my days working just trying to make ends meet
Trapped inside this office I can't feel that summer heat
I'm not sayin that I'm gonna hop right on a plane
But if I was laying on a beach I'd have no complaints!"
Jayme then turns her attentions to other aspects of her life so while she's "an independant woman" she's not about to say no to "A manservant" if one was offered.
The third verse is slightly out of kilter with the overall cheery mood of the song as it refers to "A bully in the yard" who Jayme would have no objections if they were to "fall down on your face".
The chorus reinforces her happy go lucky mood
"No Complaints No Complaints - if every little thing goes my way
Ain't gonna stress out about the things that I can't change
I'm just saying I have No Complaints"
Musically it may start with almost a nod to Little Big Towns "Daydrinking" but this is a farily standard guitar, banjo pedal steel set up that combines with some basic drumming to allow plenty of room for Jayme to take centrestage.
Although in essence it's a light hearted song there is no denying there is something a little special about the way that Jayme vocally handles the chorus to suggest there is much more to her. It was certainly enough to send us scurrying through her back catalogue
"Sincerely His Ex" immediately stands out, musically it could not be more different, opening to an electric guitar and some electronica effects, and there nothing jokey about the opening lines with Jayme offering the advise all girlfriends love to hear - warning words from the person they replaced!
"Hey Girl I know you don't know me
But I just want to warn you
That boy - he ain't what you think
But I believed him too"
Her damning breakdown of him is best summed up as "All he is - is pretty lies".
Jayme could easily be seen as a vindictive ex but her take on it is a much more sisterhood approach
"Us girls got to stick together
I don't know you but I know you can do better
I just want to give you my best
Dear his next, sincerely his ex"
The whole "warning scenario" is a neat writing device so in future verses it allows Jayme to tell her story through these words of caution
"He’ll try, to take you away from all your friends
But you won’t see it that way"