“The Sweetest Love,” Blake Wharton’s latest folk-rock single, is a heartwarming track about getting it right when it comes to romance. It weaves beautiful acoustic elements with Blake’s impressive vocal performance. Its lyrics are sweet and inviting, creating a song that will make listeners smile until their cheeks hurt.
Blake, who is also a revered motocross athlete, isn’t new to the music scene. He has an impressive discography of alt-rock tracks that could hook any listener. Songs like “Done” and “Adversity” are driving, electric, and explosive. They are undeniably alt-rock at their core.
“The Sweetest Love” shows a very different side of Blake. The track is inspired by more folk or Americana sounds and writing styles. While it isn’t like the alt-rock tracks Blake is known for, it is just as captivating. It’s a track the is able to showcase his versatility as an artist and a musician.
A part of what makes “The Sweetest Love” so endearing is how it compares the elements of a loving relationship to a perfect recipe. The song begins with the lines: “Start out with friendship, add intimacy, a touch of patience and communication is key.” The song is all about the recipe for the sweetest love.
The track even has a brief narration that goes, “my momma used to say, relationships are like baking a cake.” It feels wholesome and calls out to Southern notions of love and family. It makes the track not only feel personal but grounded in real relationships and emotions.
Blake’s vocal performance pushes the track to the next level. Low and vibrational, he makes the track sound authentic and just a little bit sexy. The airy background harmonies add to the song’s nuance.
With beautiful lyrics, impressive vocals, and upbeat folk instrumentals, “The Sweetest Love” is a must-listen track. It’s a track that shows a side of Blake listeners will hope to hear more from.