Little Big Town – ‘Your Side of The Bed’ – Review

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Little Big Town have had a moderately successful year
(deliberate understatement). After the release of ‘Tornado’ the album last
October, they’ve gone from strength to strength, selling more than ever before
and picking up award after award. Nobody can deny it; right now, Little Big
Town are hot stuff, and big money for that matter. There are multiple tracks on
‘Tornado’ worthy of being a single, including ‘Sober’, ‘Leavin’ In Your Eyes’,
‘Front Porch Thing’ and ‘Can’t Go Back’, which is why I was a little surprised
when they chose ‘Your Side of The Bed’. Clearly they wanted to release a
ballad, to truly showcase the power of their individual vocals and 4-part
harmonies more clearly, and as they’ve had two upbeat singles from the album,
this makes logical sense. However, for me, although it’s a beautiful track, I’m
not sure if it’s dynamic enough to be a single, especially off the back of
songs like ‘Pontoon’ and ‘Tornado’.

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