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"Need You Now" (CD single)
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NEED YOU NOW is the follow-up single to the debut, self-titled album from the two-man, one-woman country trio Lady Antebellum. With vocal duties split between members Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, the track is sung from the perspective of someone who consumes too much whiskey one night and decides to call an old love out of loneliness. The song steers clear of swearing, but the actions in this story are hardly ones that parents would want their kids to emulate: "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now / Said I wouldn't call, but I've lost all control and I need you now."
Is it any good?
An easy beat, velvety slide guitar, and pretty harmonies thread throughout this catchy country single. Though Scott and Kelley aren't the strongest singers when each is on her/his own, the juxtaposition of their vocals works well here, creating a more interesting sound than if the song was sung solely by one or the other. The end result is a toe-tapping if not super special tune that's ideal for easy radio listening (but not necessarily for kids!)
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