by: Joey Sciarra
Their platinum debut album zipped up the country charts, and Lady A ended up bringing home awards for song of the year (“I Run To You”) and group of the year, at the ’09 CMA awards. Their great songwriting continues onto ‘Need You Now’, in which they’ve had a hand in writing 8 out of the 11 songs here. The title track spent 5 weeks at #1 on country radio — and is now making its way onto the pop airwaves. This CD is full of beautiful harmony, brilliant lyrics, and lovely piano laden songs.
“Hello World” is definitely the standout song to me….It’s just stunning. The song starts off softly with acoustic piano for a while, and then rises into a beautiful anthem about the simple things in life — what life is all about. Great lyrics, production, and vocals…”Hello World” almost has a ‘Coldplay’ feel to it towards the end. “Perfect Day” and “American Honey” are nice summer type songs, in which Hilary sings lead vocals. Both singles are laid back tunes, which sound similar to classic Dixie Chick hits from long ago. “If I Knew Then” is a gorgeous ballad about missing an opportunity at love, by not taking a chance…something that many of us can relate to.