UKCM Comment: This is a joint post by UKCMTeam members Chris and Sukie.

Logan Mize - Used Up

Logan Mize first came to our attention when he made an appearance on CW Networks hit TV show Hart Of Dixie (shown on Really in the UK on Sky 248/Freeview 17/Virgin 267) where he performed two tracks, The Good Life and High & Dry from his second album Nobody In Nashville. He recently made his UK debut when he opened up for LeAnn Rimes on her European tour earning much praise from the crowd for his acoustic numbers and energetic performances. Last year Mize also teamed up with recently announced C2C 2014 artist Dierks Bentley for a show down at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS during Bentley’s Beers & Cold Cans Tour.

Mize’s career has been going from strength to strength since signing a record deal with Big Yellow Dog Music back in 2009 and his second album Nobody In Nashville peaked at No. 49 on Billboard Country Albums and No. 15 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums. Mize’s latest single Used Up was released last week on the 8 October.

A break up song, Used Up starts with a relatively simple almost acoustic opening which shows off Mize’s voice brilliantly before the song builds up to a much hard-hitting beat, which continues throughout the rest of the track, as it hits the chorus,

Although the hero of the song accepts that the relationship is over as far as his lover is concerned, he still loves her, but rightly, can’t help but feel that whilst he gave, she has now taken what she can from him and hence we have the aptly title of the song.

“Don’t know where I’ll be going just for the sake of knowing, but I gave you all my good stuff but now I’m used up, stumped out like your cigarette”

As a break-up song it straddles somewhere between the hard biting anger of Tyler Farr’s recent No.1 hit Redneck Crazy and Casey James’ Crying on a Suitcase.

 

Overall:
For those who didn’t get to hear Logan Mize live recently you really need to give Used Up a listen to see why he won so much deserved praise whilst supporting LeAnn Rimes on her recent UK tour from fans both old and young alike when he opened for her recently across the UK, and judging by those who eagerly bought his CDs during the intervals, gaining a whole new fan base here across the pond.

Let’s hope he gets a chance to come back soon!

Rating: 8/10

Where to buy:
Used Up is available to purchase in the UK from iTunes

You can find out more about Logan Mize by following him on Twitter @LoganMize, Facebook, YouTube channel and visiting his website.

UKCM Comment: Look out for our review of his latest album Nobody In Nashville coming soon!