NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 20, 2013 - Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum deliver a delightfully acoustic rendition of their Top 10 hit "Downtown" in their latest webisode video. The funky and fresh track, off the group's upcoming fourth studio album Golden, was co-written by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby and features a reggae vibe with a pop hook and greatly benefits from a groovy acoustic performance. With a handful of guitars, percussion shakers and even a coffee pot, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott bring the summer-time lyrics to life, showing off their fun-loving personalities.
“And I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown, like you got anywhere better to be. Talk it up and give me the go-round-round, like a good time tease,” Scott croons on the chorus.
The upcoming album, Golden, is the followup to 2011's platinum-selling Own the Night, featuring hit single "Just a Kiss," and 2010's Need You Know. Lady A's crossover smash, "Need You Now," has garnered the trio an impressive five Grammys and become their signature song.
"A lot of the last singles we've been putting out have definitely been a little more serious and midtempo or ballads. So it's time for us I think .... we could sense it from our fans and radio that they were like, all right, we need to get back to the fun Lady Antebellum, like how we started," Kelley tells Huffington Post. "I think that's why we feel like we've finally kind of gotten back to the core of the group. We're not trying to chase a hit as much as I think we've tried in the past record or so."
The new record, out May 7, will boast 11 or 12 songs and showcase influences pulled from Southern rock musicians. "We just said, 'You know what? At the end of the day, we know we can make a great record.' Because I think fourth records are really important. I think that's when people really start either zoning out on an artist or maybe kind of getting back in the groove with them and liking to see where they go," Kelley explains. "I think if we regurgitated another record that sounded the same, we'd be taking a step back."
Check out the performance to the left.