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Love and Theft, ‘Night You’ll Never Forget’ [Listen]

Night That You'll Never Forget
RCA Nashville

Country stars who sing what they know rarely miss, and Love and Theft prove they’re not an exception with their new single ‘Night That You’ll Never Forget.’

Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson may have settled down now that they are married with kids, but the two men certainly weren’t afraid to stay up late early in their careers. The good-time duo have sharpened their sound over the last album and a half. Their focus has narrowed, but not at the expense of originality.

‘Night That You’ll Never Forget’ describes a house party gone right. Anyone who’s dared to step out of the house on a Friday night and sent caution home alone to watch ‘Blue Bloods’ when big-boy drinks start pouring, can relate to what happens next:

“You look up and it’s two in the morning / You’re still sippin’ whatever they’re pourin’ / You got your shades on / you got your drink up / like a VIP at the night club,” they sing to begin the chorus, harmonies as tight as a guitar string.

You kissed a girl and she told you her secrets / She’s so hot, you still can’t believe it’s true / It ain’t over yet / But it’s gonna be a hard-to-remember night that you’ll never forget.”

Josh Leo is back co-producing this album. He produced their last album ‘Love and Theft,’ an under-appreciated project that carved a unique groove for these two to settle into. The party atmosphere builds slowly, mimicking the story Liles and Gunderson tell.

Here come the country girls that wanna dance / All on ya, wanna rock your world / It was supposed to be a regular night / But now you’re like “To the left, to the left, to the right!

Yes they really did just go ‘Cupid Shuffle.’

This duo continues to take subtle chances with their music. They proudly embrace their pop-country roots once again on this song. With cravings for testosterone-driven country rock hits waning, the timing could be right for them to score their next No. 1 hit.

Why Fans Will Love It: It’s a familiar memory that one reaches back to more and more often the older he or she gets.

Key Lyrics: “You kissed a girl and she told you her secrets / She’s so hot, you still can’t believe it’s true / It ain’t over yet / But it’s gonna be a hard-to-remember night that you’ll never forget.”

Did You Know?: Producer Josh Leo was the “it” producer of the ’90s, helping Alabama land 13 No. 1 hits. He also signed Martina McBride to her first record deal.

Listen to Love and Theft, ‘Night You’ll Never Forget’

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