This brand new single, released digitally, "Common Law" is a brilliant slice of traditional country music duet balladry. There's a modern slice on the lyrics about a couple who can't afford a lot but still very much in love and have been together for a long time, long enough for them to be essentially "Common Law" married.
"We ain't traditional, workin' things out as a ritual, You don't quit love that's habitual, just because a couple of flaws. But hey in our defense, we can't afford a ring or a picket fence To some it might not be common sense, but the judge calls it common law"
With that simple chorus, the duo showcases a brilliantly natural and playful mix which recalls the classics of Loretta and Conway or more recent duets like Joey + Rory. I am very hopeful that this song brings two artists who are great apart together more often, perhaps for a whole album.
What do you think of "Common Law?"
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