I remember the first time I heard The Band Perry’s music. I was in my car with my two young daughters probably fighting over something stupid in the backseat, when the opening notes of their 2010 mega-hit “If I Die Young” began to ooze from my minivan’s speakers.
I was hooked.
I sang that sucker in the morning, at night and in the shower for everyone to hear. Heck, my daughters and I sang the morbid lyrics in the kitchen while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Over the years, I loved countless of the band’s other songs such as “You Lie,” “Better Dig Two” and “Chainsaw” and marveled at the strength the brother-sister trio demonstrated in every single note.
And I still do.
It’s true. The Band Perry has made a major shift in its music. The band’s sweet country melodies have been replaced by a harder backbeat. Their sweet and vintage ware has been replaced with sexy, bondage-like outfits. Their fresh faces have been replaced by dark eyeliner and harsh lipstick.
But, their music is still so damn good.
In a new lyric video for their new song, “Stay in the Dark,” both a man and a woman in masks that scare me bash around against a white backdrop. They separate and come together in some sort of art mashup that goes right over my head. And for the record, I don’t know if the woman in the video is technically wearing pants.
But I do know this: I respect The Band Perry. I respect their thoughts, their actions and the way they are willing to let their artistic hearts lead them to unknown lands.
And I love their music. Always have and always will.