NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 7, 2013 - Award-winning trio The Band Perry celebrated the smashing success of their latest No. 1 single "Better Dig Two" this week. As the lead single from the band's upcoming sophomore album Pioneer, Kimberly, Reid and Neil basked in the glory of the chart-topping achievement on Tuesday, March 5, with ASCAP’s Robert Filhart and Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen. The song, labeled "the ultimate love song" by Kimberly, was written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen.
“It feels great. It feels a little bit like a monkey off your back. It’s something we’ve been dreaming about forever,” Clark tells CountryMusicIsLove. Rosen chimed in, “I just feel relieved. It’s like ‘Ok, we did that, now the next one.’”
The new song ushers in a stark evolution in the band's sound, which is described as "edgy." “It’s not a huge departure (for them). You believe them. It fits the evolution of what they’re doing,” McAnally explains. “I’m just glad they’d take a chance on a song like that.”
Reportedly, the songwriters began penning the folk-driven tune about three years ago and completed it a little more than a year ago. Needless to say, McAnally, Clark and Rosen are quite satisfied with the result. “We were just floored when they did it the way they did,” Clark says.
Lead singer Kimberly praises the track, saying it “has the most teeth of anything we’ve put out yet” and was immediately drawn to the song's “backwards written lyrics.”
Brother Neil added, “[It's] a good example of what people will hear off the album. The drums, the music is very aggressive, but the lyric is also very vulnerable, as well. So you’ll see there’s two sides on Pioneer, whenever you hear it.”
Relive the dark music video to the left.