How Could I Want More by Jamie Lynn Spears
With the face of a doll and the voice that belies her youth, Jamie Lynn Spears points out the richness available in her relationship while also indicating as to what’s missing in her new single, “How Could I Want More?”
It’s a Guitar-rich and traditional-style country song blend that features a slight echo affects that showcases Spears’ vocal abilities in its own unique style and resonance. The lyrics of perplexity pour from her pouty lips as the flaxen blonde admits that the love deficit might lie in her as an object of love, rather than in the man who loves her.
Jamie Lynn is seen singing amongst a backdrop of guitars, portraying the same vulnerability as the lyrics foretell. The words that seem to drift from her lips are the same joyful and sorrow concoction that grips and eases the ears hearing it.
In the three plus minute ballad, she credits the man with a heart that any girl would die for, detailing how he caters to her, while being attentive and swearing that he himself was made to love her.
Jaime Lynn even describes him as a good man that ought to be the right man. This leads to the core subject of the song — if things are so well then what more can you ask for? This is the backbone of the entire piece where a woman who has fallen in love with a man, ponders where else could the feelings and passion go from which has already been felt and experienced.
The primary dilemma Jaime Lynn struggles through is questioning why there isn’t more passion, fire, power, feelings and other qualities in their ongoing relationship. The underlying and character-revealing quandary that she highlights is her overall confidence that even if she turns to him with tears over her impasse; he would be the chivalrous love who’d allow her to cry her sorrows out in his arms and on his shoulders. It is this revelation where the lyrical story of the song crafts the back and forth momentum of such emotions.
The lyrics resolve where the singer/narrator comes together to acknowledge that the qualities she finds in the love interest makes him a keeper, and worth receiving full credit for what he brings to the table. The question, How Could I Want More? becomes more of a soul-searching question that has found its peaceful answer at the end in a well-articulated story within a story, presented with the musical grace that is expected from the sister of Brittany Spears.
Released in late 2013 as a digital download under the Sweet Jamie Music label, the music video release followed one month later with Corey Crowder serving as the video producer. The song serves as a debut single by the actress/singer, and it is the lead selection in her forthcoming debut album. Spears co-wrote “How Could I Want More?” along with Rivers Rutherford. Matthew Underwood was the director of the record.