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Lady Antebellum, ‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’ – Song Review

Lady Antebellum
Capitol Nashville

After back-to-back No. 1 hits from their new ‘Own the Night’ album, country trio Lady Antebellum are releasing another cut that is sure to be a chart-topper. ‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’ aims right down the country-pop middle but leaves one wanting for a little more depth.

Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott trade lyrics in this duet about a couple who shared a steamy summer together but have since lost touch. “I haven’t seen you in ages / Sometimes I find myself wondering where you are / For me you’ll always be 18 and beautiful / And dancing away with my heart,” they sing during the chorus.

Sometimes a love song is more worthy of appreciation when it takes a little effort to understand the message. All at once it can come washing over you at the perfect moment, perhaps just as you’re going through something similar. Lady A’s flowing, melodious lyrics don’t allow for this. If ‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’ were a book, it’d be one written at a fifth or sixth grade reading level.

I brushed your curls back so I could see your eyes / And the way you moved me was like you were reading my mind / I can still feel you lean in to kiss me / I can’t help but wonder if you ever miss me,” Kelley and Scott sing during the second verse.

This style will once again prove commercially successful because everyone gets it, but like most books we read in the sixth grade, it’s somewhat disposable.

3.5 Stars

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