Jon McLaughlin took a hands on approach to his most recent album, Promises Promises. The singer-songwriter not only wrote all of the songs on the album, he produced it as well. Here’s a stripped down piano version of “If Only I” that comes with the Best Buy edition of Promises Promises.
“‘If Only I’ is maybe my favorite song on the Promising Promises record,” McLaughlin tells American Songwriter. “It’s one of those slow building unrequited love story songs. I get lost in the vibe every time I play it.”