Little Big Town
Written by Lori McKenna and Hailey Whitters
Little Big Town have a great song in “Happy People,” full of wisdom and life advice that would probably save the world if everyone adhered to it.
But the band gets in the way of a great song by singing it all in subdued harmonies throughout. The lyrics are remarkably strong, and they needed the spotlight of a clearly discernible lead vocal to maximize their impact.
It’s still a very good record. The harmonies come to life in the chorus, and when a song is this great, you can only get in its way so much. But I suspect the best renditions of this song will be the live ones.