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When I first wrote about young country singer Hunter Hayes, I declared him the “male Taylor Swift” and I’ve been waiting for him to release a great pop song ever since. His biggest hit Wanted was pretty dreary, but at last he’s come up with the goods, with his new single Tattoo. This is country-pop at its best: Catchy and sweet with a fun, romantic concept that I haven’t heard in a song before. The chorus is a lovely sing-along moment: “Your name, your name, your name… would be a good tattoo.” If radio gave it a chance, this song could break Hunter in the UK.
Check out my original Future Pop feature on Hunter Hayes from 2012 here.