In a year of tragedy that’s easy for cynicism to take hold, Luke Bryan offers a positive and hopeful message. “Most People are Good” is a release from his new album, What Makes You Country.
“I believe most people are good”
Bryan’s new album, due for release on December 8th, shows us a softer side. He co-wrote 7 of the 15 tracks, with topics covering everything from online dating woes to sentiments about parenting his young sons. But the recent release of one of the tracks is quite striking.
Written by David Frasier, Ed Hill, and Josh Kear, “Most People are Good” is a message of optimism and hope. The music is soft and the words lovely with lyrics that include “I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks / I believe most people are good.”
The song includes some timely words, considering the horrific violence of recent events, including the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. “If you just go by the nightly news / Your faith in all mankind would be the first thing you lose.”
Beyond that, the track also makes some pointed social commentary. Presumably related to homosexuality, he sings, “I believe you love who you love / Ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of.” In another reference, Bryan sings about mothers being sainted for keeping their children from too much screen time.
Taste of Country reported Bryan’s thoughts about the new album:
“My favorite part of making a new album is getting to collaborate with the songwriting community in this town. It is important to me to continue to push myself to grow on all levels and I feel like we did that on this project,” Bryan shared. “Making and performing music never gets old and I can honestly say I am having the time of my life. I will be forever grateful to every fan who sings along each night.”
If this album charts anything close to his last, Bryan has several No. 1 hits on his hands. Regardless, the message of love and faith in humankind comes at just the right time.