Lady Antebellum’s ‘Boots’ Is a Step Back to Their Classic Sound [Listen]
Lady Antebellum's "Boots" is a new song, but it has all the elements of their classic sound.
"Boots" is the latest song the trio has shared from their upcoming Ocean album, following the new songs "What If I Never Get Over You," "Pictures" and "Ocean," but "Boots" distinguishes itself from the rest because of its late-2000s country production. The upbeat track consists of a riffing electric guitar, steady drums and a twangy fiddle.
The production of "Boots" draws a parallel to that of Lady Antebellum's "Our Kind of Love" and allows the song to fit in with some of their earliest and best work. It's a heel-stomping track dedicated to being faithful to the one you love.
Across the Charles Kelley-led song, he sings, "Yeah, these boots, never walkin' out on you / They ain't got no more running left to do / Whoa, here I am / Whoa, forever your man." It's a sweet sentiment that the group, surprisingly, gets a lot of mileage off of, and it walks the fine line between cliche and genuinely endearing to create an earworm.
Lady A are known for their stellar harmonies, and they do not disappoint on "Boots." Kelley takes the lead, as his voice is the best fit for this twangy tune; however, Hillary Scott provides smoother background harmonies that balance out his rougher lead vocals.
Lady Antebellum's Ocean is due out on Nov. 8.
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