Why Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Good” Sounds So Good

"Freshness of the Groove" Fits Band's New Sound

After Lady Antebellum took a short break from being Lady Antebellum, they are back with a new album, a big tour and a brand new single called “You Look Good.”

That song, according to the band’s Dave Haywood, has taken them back to the emotions they felt when they signed their record deal 10 years ago.

“This song seems to match how fired up we are, how excited we are and kind of the innocence of how we felt back in the early days,” Haywood told Billboard Country Update. “Our whole goal was to try to get back to what we felt in 2006 when we met each other.”

When Haywood and bandmates Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott first heard the song — written by Ryan Hurd, busbee and Hillary Lindsey — it caught them off guard in a great way. And he said he thought that was a testament to their producer to push them in that new direction.

“That song, with the freshness of the horns, the freshness of the groove, that all just fell into place,” Haywood added. “It represents how we feel as a band sonically right now.”

The song will be on their Heart Break album, due out on June 9. And the trio’s tour kicks off on May 26 in Bakersfield, California.

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