Friday, September 28, 2012

Song of the Week 2: Angel Eyes

"Angel Eyes" - sung by Love and Theft is a song that I am constantly singing.  The song was released last November, but it is just now making a breakthrough, and has become a top country song.  It actually hit #1 in August 2012.  

The group- Love and Theft, is made up of the duo, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson.  They both sing lead vocals and guitar in all their songs.  There were originally a trio but another member signed with someone else.  But the duo is going strong, and first made their debut in 2009 with their single "Runaway," which reached the top 10 Billboard hot country songs.  


 The song itself has country roots, but along with new musical influences.  Critics say that this year is a come back year for the group after losing their former trio member.  They were impressed with their past songs, and not the least bit disappointed with "Angel Eyes. "Taken from roughstock.com "There's a little bit of Restless Heart's country-pop, a little bit of the Warren Brothers' grit and some of Blue County's coolness. No, it's not a long song, and no, it doesn't have anything new to say lyrically (it's the umpteenth song about a rebellious preacher's daughter whom the narrator likes). On the other hand, it never feels clich√© or tedious. Gunderson and Liles both harmonize and trade off the lead vocal, making everything — particularly the hook "There's a little bit of devil in her angel eyes- sound fresh and interesting."

Here is a link for the lyrics:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/loveandtheft/angeleyes.html
Here is a link for the music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOvyymFaFs4              <---Enjoy!!!

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