Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Song of the Week: If I Die Young by The Band Perry

This is kind of a depressing song for such a young band. But the lyrics do show a sense of maturity beyond their years, and the music is beautifully arranged. Nice touches of fiddle and the banjo is added in a subtle, supporting role instead of stealing the show as it often does. It seems like these three siblings from Mobile, AL came out of nowhere, but I have a feeling you'll be hearing more from them. Even though they're young, their music has an authenticity to it, as you can hear in this song. Lead singer Kimberly explains the roots or that authenticity by saying, "Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest." I think they've got it all right. I'm just glad they're sharing it with the rest of us

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