Written by Lauren Alaina, busbee, and Emily Shackleton
And hey, I like Katy Perry. She makes great pop records. But Lauren Alaina’s trying to make great country ones, and the loudness of the production drowns out a decent vocal performance and a surprisingly interesting storyline. Writing about your parents getting divorced when you’re already an adult isn’t done too often – a “Starting Over Again” here, a “Separate Ways” there – so the perspective is fresh, even if it never quite lives up to a fantastic opening line: “Daddy got sober, Mama got his best friend.”
But whoever put this record together didn’t trust enough in Alaina’s storytelling or story writing skills, and felt the need to drive home the “I’m gonna be alright” message with noise, noise, noise. What a shame.