Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, two of today’s hottest country music superstars, finally do a duet with the song Remind Me. The song comes as the third single from Brad Paisley’s album This Is Country Music.
Sure, the song also sings about pain, but beyond that Remind Me is just so full of longing for things to go back to how they first were. The song is basically about rekindling the flame in a relationship. Filled with lines describing beautiful memories, Remind Me gives us glimpses of those sweet and tender and sometimes even foolish moments that made sparks fly between loving couples.
However, just as the hook and the title says, Remind Me is still a sad song, although it is a sad song that is still hopeful. It doesn’t choose to linger on the pain. It chooses to focus on holding on to those sweet memories wishing that these memories will serve to reignite the fire in the relationship.
The hope of rekindling the relationship builds up very naturally as the song progresses from start to finish. Even the excellent vocals from Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley show how that hopeful feeling grows as they go from verse to verse. By the end of the song, you might even forget that Remind Me is a song that springs from sadness.
Every situation is certainly a glass half-empty or a glass half-full depending on how you look at it. Although Remind Me leaves the story open-ended, never really telling if the couple did end up as in love as before, you just can’t help but hope for the best for the couple personified in the song.