Castaway (Zac Brown Band song)

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"Castaway"
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Single by Zac Brown Band
from the album Jekyll + Hyde
Released April 25, 2016 (2016-04-25)
Format Digital download
Genre Country, reggae
Length 3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) In the Arena Productions
Zac Brown Band singles chronology
"Beautiful Drug"
(2015)
"Castaway"
(2016)
"My Old Man"
(2017)

"Beautiful Drug"
(2015)
"Castaway"
(2016)
"My Old Man"
(2017)

"Castaway" is a song recorded by American country music group Zac Brown Band. It was released as the sixth single from the band's fourth studio album, Jekyll + Hyde, on April 25, 2016.

Content[edit]

The song is an upbeat, reggae-influenced tune[1] about a man who wants to relax on a beach as a "castaway".

Critical reception[edit]

An uncredited review from Taste of Country was positive, saying that "The textured vocals are much more compelling than anything from the arrangement, although it’s pretty tough not to enjoy the groove the Zac Brown Band band are laying down in 'Castaway.' It’s actually been some time since ZBB released an island-flavored single, and the timing couldn’t be better for this brand of country music."[1]

Personnel[edit]

From Jekyll + Hyde liner notes.[2]

Musical

Technical

  • Brandon Bell - engineering
  • John Driskell Hopkins - vocal arrangement
  • In the Arena Productions - production
  • Andrew Scheps - mixing

Chart performance[edit]

The song has sold 200,000 copies in the US as of September 2016.[3]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[4] 17
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 96
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[6] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zac Brown Band, 'Castaway' [Listen]". Taste of Country. April 15, 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ Jekyll + Hyde (CD booklet). Zac Brown Band. John Varvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground/Republic. 2015. B0022962-02.
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 19, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Chart: September 19, 2016". Roughstock.
  4. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.