Song Premiere : Lady Antebellum Unveils ‘Downtown’

Lady Antebellum : the essential companion for long walks, broken hearts and lonely nights.

7 Grammys, 3 number 1 country albums, 6 number 1 country singles later – Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood give us a tease of what their new studio album, scheduled for a spring release, might sound like.

Downtown‘ is the first single from the trio’s as-yet-untitled 4th studio album, and it’s a pop-infused sassy, playful, and light affair – very unlike the heavier sounding ‘Just A Kiss‘ and ‘Need You Now‘ that previewed their last two albums, both of which debuted atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

The¬†Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Natalie Hemby-written ‘Downtown‘ showcases a different side of the band, who have mostly relied on flawlessly crafted power-ballads that have crossed over on multiple formats, including pop and adult contemporary, to push their album sales.

Which, of course, is a brilliant idea and a step in the right direction. Especially since the Grammy winning ‘Own The Night‘ ¬†followed the same blueprint on which their triple platinum extravaganza and global smash ‘Need You Now‘ was based on. No complaints there though – I’m a sucker for mopey country ballads.

2013 is already looking good y’all! Bring it on Lady A!

Check out ‘Downtown‘ right here :