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The Band Perry’s new single ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely’ has a lot to live up to. Following the success of ‘Better Dig Two’ and recent radio #1, ‘DONE.’, many people will be expecting big things from the country pop trio. ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely’ moves away from the upbeat, rocky, sass-driven tracks that The Band Perry do so well, and instead opts for a much sweeter ballad.
It is difficult to say whether the song leans more towards country or soft rock, as there’s definitely a division between the verse and chorus, but either way it’s definitely one that grows on you with each listen. With a chorus that has a hard-hitting drumline and driving electric guitars, following through with a killer solo just before the bridge, you’d be forgiven for thinking The Band Perry were trying to turn into a rock band. And you’d also kind of be right, because it certainly seems like they’re being pushed in that direction. However, the verses, built upon piano and acoustic guitar (particularly the first verse), offer something more country and a sound that’s really pleasant and suits them. In fact, I wish that they’d kept more of the song in this vein, because it is rather over-powered later on by rock ballad sensibilities.