Ashton Shepherd, ‘Look It Up’ – Song Spotlight
Some silly man's gone and forgotten the meaning of commitment, so Ashton Shepherd tells him to 'Look It Up' on her new single. It's the first song from the Alabama native's forthcoming sophomore album, which has no announced title or release date as of yet, but is expected in the first half of 2011.
You can tell this is going to be a ticked-off song as soon as the sinister, crackling guitar line first appears over the song's deceptively warm and inviting organ and bassline. Sure enough, there's a condescending sneer in Shepherd's voice as she runs down a list of words her now-former lover has seemingly not lived up to: "faithful," "forever," and, perhaps most damning, "sober."
By the time the chorus hits, it's clear this guy's sleeping somewhere else tonight: "It's just like you to keep denying / Save your whining and your crying / I said go goodbye get lost get out get gone / The word is over / Look it up."
The final verse does mention "forgiveness," but just when you think a reconciliation is possible, Shepherd makes it clear that it's Jesus, not her, who might be able to let her ex-beau move past this someday.
Shepherd's upcoming album will be the follow-up to 2008's 'Sounds So Good,' which spawned the hits 'Takin' Off This Pain' and the title track. Check back for news on the title and release date of her new record.
Listen to Ashton Shepherd, 'Look It Up'