Lady Antebellum – Downtown

Dit is ‘m: de nieuwe single van Lady Antebellum getiteld Downtown.

“Downtown” is Lady Antebellum’s lead single from their upcoming fourth album for Capitol Nashville. It’s one of the few songs they’ve recorded that wasn’t written by one or all members of the band, instead it was written by friends Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby and Shane McAnally.

Instantly catchy with a pop-leaning melody and vocal delivery, “Downtown” tells a story of a woman scorned, a woman who wants to know why her man doesn’t bother taking her downtown to the clubs to go out and have some fun. Clearly not meant to be anything more than a fun sing-a-long for the coming spring season, “Downtown” is a burst of sunshine mixed in an ear worm of a melody that has audible steel guitars in the mix and features a nice twangy guitar solo balanced with some steel guitars.

Lady Antebellum has said that the upcoming album would be more of a return to the sound from their first album and despite their pop-leaning sound here, which is heavy on Hillary Scott, “Downtown” certainly suggests that they are indeed getting closer to the more folk/pop sound of that record. “Downtown” is just over three minutes of charming, sunny, melodic goodness.

Bron.

Songtekst:

Well, all the parties on the streets are talking, store front mannequins sleeping in lights.
We used to smoke while we were jaywalking like it was your birthday every other saturday night.
Knew The bands so we never payed our cover.
Wrote our names on the bathroom tiles.
We never dressed to impress all the others,
They would let us in on a laid back kind of style.
But Boy you know it’s been a while.

I don’t know why you don’t take me down town like you got anywhere better to be.
Talk it up and give me the go round round like a good time tease.
I’m only counting on your cancellation,
Then I should be countin on you at my door.
Did you forget about how we went around,
I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore.
Ohhhhhhhh anymore.

I got some platforms sitting in the corner.
They wanna stroll on a city sidewalk.
I got a dress that’ll show a little uhhh uh but you ain’t getting uhh ohh if you don’t come pick me up (damn),
Show me off (wow), you might be tired but I’m not!

And I don’t know why you don’t take me down town like you got anywhere better to be.
Talk it up and give me the go round round like a good time tease.
I’m only counting on your cancellation,
Then I should be countin on you at my door.
Did you forget about how we went around,
I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore.

I don’t know why you don’t take me down town like you got anywhere better to be.
Talk it up and give me the go round round like a good time tease.
I’m only counting on your cancellation, then I should be countin on you at my door.
Did you forget about how we went around,
I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore.
Ohhhhhhhhh anymore. Yeaaaaah don’t know why you don’t take me downtown,
I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore.
I just don’t get it.

Over Sophomore

Mijn nickname is Sophomore en I’m in my early forties zoals dat zo mooi heet. Ik kwam in aanraking met country muziek tijdens een vakantie naar de US of A. Ik luisterde veel naar een countrystation op de radio en weer thuisgekomen bleek dit radiostation ook via internet te beluisteren te zijn. Daar luisterde (en luister) ik veel naar en heb ik ook vrijwel alle artiesten en bands die je op deze website vindt, leren kennen.

Waarom Sophomore vraag je je misschien af. De verklaring is dat ik wel wat verstand heb van country maar nog een heleboel kan en wil leren. Ik ben dus geen freshman meer maar heb nog wel een groot deel van mijn “studie” voor de boeg. Vandaar Sophomore, spreek uit als [sofmoor].

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