Get excited, Pretty Little Liars fans, because not only did Sara Shepard’s new Pretty Little Liars book, Toxic, drop today (June 3), but so did Lucy Hale’s debut album, Road Between! (Psst: Check out our exclusive interview with the talented country crooner HERE!)
Not that we expected anything different, but after listening to Lucy’s album, we can’t deny that it’s amazing! To celebrate one of the biggest achievements in Lucy’s already successful career, we’re breaking down each track on the songstress’s album. But, don’t just take our word for it! Head over to iTunes & listen to the album for yourself!
You Sound Good to Me
Lucy definitely sounds good to us! With this catchy chorus and upbeat melody, we have no doubt that Lucy’s first track will be a go-to on your summer list- whether you’re driving in the warm weather with the top down or taking the sun on the sandy beaches.
From the Backseat
Damn right she isn’t! This song serves as a trip down memory- first as Lucy recalls watching her daddy drive while she sat in the back, then as she takes the car to an abandoned road on prom night with a boy (scandalous!). But, at the end of the song, Lucy makes it up to shotgun, showing that even if you’re not daddy’s little girl anymore, you still remember what it felt like to be one. (Plus, how sweet is it when she uses the memory of watching her parents interact while they drove, to tell us how she learned about real love firsthand? Beautiful sentiment!)
I would be lying if I said there weren’t tears in my eyes right now after listening to this track- and you’ll feel the same too. Lucy makes you feel all the feels with the emotional ballad about how we’re all the same “nervous girls,” with our insecurities, doubts and personal issues. Not only do we get to reflect on ourselves when listening to this song, but we get to remember we’re never alone either.
Move over T-Swift and Ed Sheeran! There’s a new dynamic duo in town as Lucy pairs up with Joe Nichols for this reminiscent love song. Go ahead, girl. Put on the dress you wore on your first date with the one who got away and blast this song in your room like we all know you want to.
Anyone remember that little old song called “Before He Cheats?” Whether Lucy was inspired by the hell-bent revenge-hungry country stars that came before or maybe the storyline between her PLL character & Ezra Fitz, she’s belting out to song you’ll be singing with your girlfriends over wine or ice cream (or maybe both if you’re lucky!)
Warning: if you’re still doing that ridiculous dance with your ex where you pretend there’s nothing happening even though there clearly is, you will be playing this track on repeat for a while.
Growing up is equal parts horrible as it is exciting, and part of that journey is sometimes making the wrong decisions and not having all the answers — you know, finding yourself in the “middle of the madness.” As Lucy demonstrates in this tender ballad about empowerment, she’s just like the rest of us who are still writing our stories and experiencing the good, bad, and insane moments of life, as they all happen.
Lie a Little Better
What an ironic title for a PLL star’s song! Before you get ahead of yourself, this song is not PLL inspired. Instead, it’s about when you like that guy and you’re trying to be all coy, but you literally can’t hide how you feel. Love does funny stuff to us, doesn’t it?
That’s What I Call Crazy
Speaking of love making us doing crazy things (see- doing your hair at 4am, burning things in a bathtub while you paint your nails), Lucy unleashes her inner insanity with this track. The main message here- don’t change who you are for a guy, because that’s truly crazy.
Break out the stereo, a notepad, pen and start making the list of the “shoulda known better” guys (kinda like Aria’s Syracuse boy) while you listen to Lucy’s track about a fun fling masquerading as love for a night.
Just Another Song
You’re having the first good day in a while, then you find that necklace from him you thought you buried or see a Facebook picture of him smiling with a beautiful blonde. And trust me, it hits you like a ton of bricks. When this happens, draw yourself a bath or maybe lie in bed, blast this song and scream your little heart out.
So, dolls: What’s your favorite song from “Road Between”? What do you think about Lucy Hale’s debut album? Sound off in the comments!