Award-winning country trio, Lady Antebellum debuted their newest song, “Pictures” earlier this morning and it comes at a time where picture-perfect lives broadcasted on social media are usually quite different from reality.
The “Need You Now” singers sculpt a couple who advertise a flawless relationship through the lens of a camera, and the eyes of everyone around them, but disguise their complications experienced behind closed doors well. The relationship has since ended, but this couple looks back at the pictures and realizes how happy they look in them, but that wasn’t always the case. This bluesy, breezy slow jam projects vulnerability but leaves fans swaying while Scott sings lead and Kelley harmonizes:
“Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures / The camera doesn’t show the way it hurt / No, that ain’t the way I remember it happening / In between the flashes it was sad, it was tragic / Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures,” they sing in the chorus. The song details specific photographed events then painfully recalling the feelings endured off-screen. “There’s one on my phone that I can’t erase / But you’d never know by the smile on my face / That inside I was dying, later that night I’d be crying / The last one before ‘goodbye’, they sing. “No photo evidence, not a single proof / Of all the hell we went through.”
This slow jam comes shortly after the release of “What If I Never Get Over You” and it is the second song released from a forthcoming album, details unannounced.
“Pictures” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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