The Nashville-by-way-of-Georgia trio “Lady A” releases their power-pop single “Lookin’ For A Good Time” under the direction of male vocalist Charles Kelley. Although suggestive of romance, the song carefully walks the line as a simple party-crasher anthem in disguise.
The chorus however, appeals to the title with harmonious vocals between Kelley and female band-mate Hillary Scott. Here, the record seems to be a mutual agreement of no-strings-attached indulgence, both indicating that things often get unnecessarily complicated the morning after.
Cadence is what drives this single, as the forced chorus is catchy over dense guitar and light percussion, making the song comes across as carefree as the subject matter. Things get a bit more energized and a bit Rockier than “Love Don’t Live Here,” but both songs further Lady Antebellum’s forging reputation for writing love songs with a contemporary aesthetic. Sure, this defies traditional values and conventional themes, but with well-produced supporting music, Capitol Nashville’s new kids trail-blaze the marketplace with feel-good, albeit apathetic Pop.