Sound Off: Is Lady Antebellum’s ‘Heart Break’ a Hit? [Listen]
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A life break led to “Heart Break” for Lady Antebellum. The second single from an album of the same name is a dynamic departure from “You Look Good,” a song that was a dynamic departure from their last two albums.
The trio is coloring outside the lines and making original art with a moody chorus at the intro and a shuffling beat that lets off just a little steam throughout each verse and chorus. Singer Hillary Scott simply owns this song, diving into the experience of being newly single like she did with “Bartender.” It used to be that Lady Antebellum were most interesting when she and Charles Kelley were trading emotions and lyrics, but now they’re best beneath individual spotlights.
Lady Antebellum wrote “Heart Beat” with Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon, something that’s more than a footnote, as Frasure’s progressive sound and Galyon’s emotional lyricism are distinct markings on this sonic landscape. One is left feeling empowered by this independent statement. It’s a more mature Lady A that feels right now.
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Did You Know?: Lady Antebellum say “Heart Break” was the song they built their most recent album around.
Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” Lyrics:
I paint my lips red, I turn my own head / Don’t need nobody’s help, zipping up my own dress / Pay my own tab, with my own cash / Unattached / Sometimes the world alone, sounds like a sad song / Why’s it gotta be, cause what I really need / Is a reset and a deep breath, yeah.
I think it’s time to take a heart break / Out late solo on a Saturday night / Going out without a plus one / I’m done falling over pickup lines / I’m single for the summer, I won’t rebound / One lover to another, or be tied down / I’m sleeping like a queen in a California king I made / I think it’s time to take a heart break / I think it’s time to take a heart break.
It’s just a little phase, give me a little space / You might see through it, but I’m putting on a poker face / Give a love a rest, between my ex / And my next.
Love, I’m over you / It’s long overdue.