The Band Perry has become one of country’s most successful new artists this past year. The ACM nominated trio first hit country radio with the perky “Hip to My Heart” and captivated audiences with the heart-wrenching “If I Die Young.” Now the group shows off their sassy side with the new single “You Lie.” Does the single have what it takes to land the group their second number one single?
What I love about The Band Perry is the fact that, judging by their single choices, they aren’t afraid to show country radio the different personalities the group consists of. With “Hip to my Heart” they showed off their fun, bubbly side while doing the opposite on “If I Die Young” which showed off their serious, tender side. Now on “You Lie” they are showing off plenty of attitude and sass that hasn’t been heard on country radio in years.
“You Lie” finds Kimberly Perry taking on the role of a woman scorned by her lying, cheating man. “So don’t bring me those big brown eyes and tell me that you’re sorry” she tells her boyfriend during their confrontation. She continues tearing apart the sorry guy by telling him “I oughta kill you right now and do the whole wide world a service” and that her “daddy is gonna straighten you out like a piece of wire.” In order for a song of this nature to be pulled off, the singer needs to infuse their vocal performance with attitude and sass and group leader Kimberly Perry provides plenty of it in the narration of the story.
The production consists of a fantastic blend of country, bluegrass, and a splash of pop which utilizes plenty of mandolin and fiddle to create such a brilliant sounding production. This trio is on its way to becoming one of the genre’s finest groups and could give new super-group Lady Antebellum a run for its money in the coming years. The country world better watch out because The Band Perry has the potential to take the genre by storm.