Pioneer is TBP’s second album that was released on April 2nd. I’ve been sitting with the record for a few weeks now and it still hasn’t gotten old. There’s the headbanger “I don’t need you anymore so kiss my ass” country songs, the “I want to cry that’s the saddest story I’ve ever heard” country songs, and so many clever lyrics from the three Perry siblings that I can’t even keep track.
The three siblings, Kimberly, Neil and Reid, co-wrote all of the tracks except for two. They’ve definitely grown since the first album and Kimberly’s voice took on a life of it’s own. She sounds edgy and fierce and like a country rock bad ass on the uptempo tracks but then can still reel it back in for the slower ballads. I don’t know what kind of Kool-Aid she’s been drinking but I want some of it if it makes me half of the bad ass she’s turned into. Move over Carrie, Miranda and Reba, there’s a new country diva who will sing you under the table.
I’ll openly admit it, I’m crazy obsessed with the song DONE. From the first time I heard it the day their album came out I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. It makes me jump around, sing at the top of my lungs and dance like a maniac with failing limbs. I don’t know what they did to that damn song but it’s good. And every time I hear it on the radio it gets cranked all the way up and I’m not even sorry about it.
The Band Perry – Pioneer (Republic Nashville, 2013)
Singles: Better Dig Two (#1 US Country), DONE (Currently #10 US Country)
Songs to dance to: DONE, Forever Mine Nevermind, I’m A Keeper, Chainsaw, Night Gone Wasted
Songs to cry to: I Saw A Light, Mother Like Mine, Back To Me Without You
Sarah’s Top 5: DONE, Back To Me Without You, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, I’m A Keeper, Forever Mine Nevermind
Fun Facts: 1) Brad Paisley is a co-writer on Forever Mine Nevermind. 2) The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Country Album Charts. 3) It’s been 3 years since the release of their debut album in 2010, a very long three years. Glad to have the trio back.
Below is the music video for DONE. And if you didn’t watch them perform at the ACMs a few weeks ago I highly suggest you do it right now. The energy is outrageous. Kimberly is my new idol. So fierce. And she looks damn good.