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.