Lady Antebellum Shares Introspective New Song, ‘Pictures’
As their latest hit, “What If I Never Get Over You,” enters the Top 25 and continues to make its…
Lady Antebellum; Photo courtesy Big Machine Label Group
As their latest hit, “What If I Never Get Over You,” enters the Top 25 and continues to make its climb to the top, Lady Antebellum is sharing “Pictures,” another new track from their highly anticipated new album.
Released Friday (Aug. 9), “Pictures,” proves Lady Antebellum is back and truly better than ever. Featuring a groovy melody and descriptive lyrics, “Pictures” has Lady A reflecting on a relationship that ultimately fell apart through old photos of the couple. Although they appeared to be content in the photos, their relationship was actually falling apart.
“Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures/ The camera doesn’t show the way it hurt/ No, that ain’t the way I remember it happenin’/ In between the flashes it was sad, it was tragic/ Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures,” the trio sings throughout the chorus.
“We live in a world right now, especially with social media, where everyone’s lives can look happy and pretty,” shared Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We wrote this song to reflect on the reality that things are more complex than that. As good as something might look in brief moments, there are so many layers to who people really are and what’s really going on. I love the juxtaposition of how this song’s lyrics dig in while feeling laid-back and groovy.”
“Pictures” was co-written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton and Corey Crowder. The track, along with “What If I Never Get Over You,” will appear on the Grammy-winning band’s forthcoming album, their debut BMLG Records. No release date has been set, however, it’s expected to drop later this year.
Listen to the song above and catch a live performance of “Pictures” in the video below.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.