“What If I Never Get Over You”
Written by Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd and Laura Veltz
This is the best material that Lady Antebellum has worked with in many years.
Credit the songwriting team for mining familiar territory but nailing the sentiment. Heartbreak songs and country music are always going to go well together, and the desperation of the early stages of heartache are captured well.
I will fully admit to never “getting” Lady Antebellum. They’ve always sounded to me like Little Big Town after downing some Ambien. So I can’t get into this record for the same reasons as always: the vocals sound awkward and the production is bland. It’s as if there’s an underlying fear that something might rouse enough interest in the listener to be lulled out of complacency and possibly change the radio station.
I can imagine this playing in an elevator somewhere and not even noticing it enough for it to bother me. But I can’t imagine actively choosing to listen to it. What a waste of a great song.