Georgie Thorogood gives her thoughts on the new song from the multi-award winning hit combo LADY A.
As a long term Lady A fan, it’s always exciting when the trio releases new music, hoping that they will be able to capture yet again the magic that enchanted so many people with their big early hits. Let’s see if the excitement was worthwhile with their newest offering, Love You Back.
One of the key features of a good Lady A song, in my opinion, is those unique and instantly recognisable opening bars. From Need You Now and I Run To You right through to the more recent What If I Never Get Over You and What A Song Can Do, they have perfected the art of an enticing instrumental intro.
The lyric video which has been released also brings full Lady A vibes; a smile, a bit of plaintive sadness, but all in all a warm fuzzy feeling! Love You Back brings the type of nostalgia that Lady A do so well, those wistful rememberings of happy times gone by, coupled with the realisation that it isn’t the same anymore.
After a few years when the band has experimented a little more with their sound, this track written by James McNair (Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen), Lindsay Rimes (Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, Cassaddee Pope) and long time Lady A collaborator Emily Weisband (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, BTS) works perfectly with their signature harmonies.
Charles Kelley’s leading vocals seem even better after his stint away from the limelight, and whilst it didn’t completely blow me away on first listen, it’s definitely a grower and has all the hallmarks of a fab Lady A hit. It’s produced by Dan Huff, who has a list of hit singles as long as his arm (and probably both legs too), and is released by Big Machine Label Group Records, who are always keen to get behind Lady A tracks like this, so my money is on this being a huge success.