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Parker Graye Reflects On The ‘One That Got Away’ (Review)

Parker Graye just couldn’t move on. Stuck in neutral, she spun her tires – waiting for her emotions to finally give in. With “One That Got Away,” co-written with Garrett Ward and Dan Botch, the singer-songwriter attempts to exorcise her demons and lay them to rest.

“I still dial half your number when I’m drunk and going home,” she sings. “I still write songs all about you when I should be letting go / Daddy says men don’t change / Momma says ain’t it a shame.”

Acoustic guitar leads the arrangement, mirroring the emotional threads embedded in Graye’s vocals. When the drums pound into the mix, it begins to soar, driven with a bouncy, deceptively bright melody. But she’s unwavering in her performance, delivering the song’s potent core.

“I was beyond frustrated with the fact I was hung up on someone, and all I wanted was to be over it. I couldn’t shake it; my friends were tired of hearing me talk about him,” says Graye, “and in some weird way, I thought maybe he’d be the one that got away. Whether you’ve been left in the dust by someone and you’re still confused why it ever even ended or if you made a call to back out of something and now you’re regretting it, this is for you.”

Listen to “One That Got Away” below.

Graye is having quite the year. In March and April, she became iHeartRadio’s Future Star. Later, her song “Good at Gettin’ Gone” reached the Top 40 on Canadian country radio, and she now boasts nearly four million streams. She is slated to make an appearance at this year’s Boots and Hearts Music Festival this weekend.

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