There’s something overtly persuasive about the way Lee Brice sings “Rumor,” an R&B-tinged love song from his self-titled album.
His presence looms large on a song that relies on the gentle delivery of nimble country lyrics.
At times Brice can be a hulking vocalist, but the extra enthusiasm plays well into the nervous anticipation of “Rumor.” Of course he’s a little emphatic — any guy comfortable having this conversation has probably had it a few too many times to be taken sincerely.
Brice is all of us throughout a love song that by the end will have you planning to corner your lover in the kitchen later tonight. Brice, Kyle Jacobs and Ashley Gorley do well to describe the tension in the room, but it’s the married singer’s authentic approach that makes the song both personal and universal.