At long last, Lucy Hale (star of Pretty Little Liars and American Juniors veteran) has dropped the first single from her upcoming Hollywood Records debut — and as promised, it’s not the slick actress-launching-a-singing-career pop track one might expect. Rather, “You Sound Good To Me” is a rootsy pop-country record with a lot of twang and attitude and a big singalong chorus.
The lyrics are spangled with vibrant little details, but the chorus (“Baby, you sound so good to me / Like a melody”) is nice and simple, a tight earworm; her pleasantly husky vocals coupled with the modern, guitar-driven production (the “Sweet Home Alabama”-style stomping on the bridge!) makes it sound like something that could easily hit on country radio.
Like a song from Lauren Alaina or the recent offering from Jamie Lynn Spears (or maybe early Taylor Swift at her rockiest), this one, well, sounds good to me — and it bodes very well for her upcoming LP.
What would “A” have to say about this, hmm?
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