The highs in this Country number are really felt as two great singers explore the wide vistas of nature before facing off in a passionate exchange of vocal emotion at the final environment of craggy coastline and crashing waves. Kane Brown’s boyishly handsome looks compliment Lauren Alaina’s blonde siren beauty, and they are each other’s true match in this video.
What captures you right away is the banjo strumming, easily at home with the exploratory visions at play, as Brown ducks and weaves between twisted forestry, searching for his calling. Whatever it is, he had to pull over his SUV to pursue something hidden in all this wilderness. The excitement of discovery hastens with the uptempo beat, modernized of course with electronic trap drum fills, a style that fits with the fresh looking, face of a new Country Pop phenomenon who is certainly responsible for breaking barriers and setting a clear path for other young African American Country acts to follow.
Ken belts out “What if I was made for you and you were made for me, what if this is it, what if it's meant to be.” What is revealing here is that through the lyrics, Brown describes contemplative scenarios that just might mirror the hard facts that a new artist must confront as his fame grows: how to break up with the local sweetheart in order to save her from his new role as a superstar on tour. “You say what if I hurt you, what if I leave you, what if I find somebody else and I don't need you.”
Kane Brown, Matt McGinn, Jordan Schmidt
"What Ifs" is a song recorded by American country music singer Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina for his self-titled debut album. The song was released with the album through RCA Nashville and was serviced to radio as the third single on February 6, 2017.