“Better Man” is the first song from LBT‘s upcoming, unannounced, untitled full album, which they’ve been recording since the release of Wanderlust and in between tour stop on Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour. The album will follow the group’s 2014 release, Pain Killer, which was nominated for a GRAMMY, CMA Album of the Year and ACM Album of the Year.
The tune is slower and features Karen Fairchild’s powerful lead vocals and a simple harmony. If you listen closely, at times, it sounds a lot like Taylor Swift’s acoustic version of “Red.”
“Better Man” tells a story most anyone can relate to– heartbreak. Fairchild told Shenandoah Country, “Everybody can identify with the sentiment of this song. A lot of times in life, there are things that you have to walk away from that don’t necessarily feel like the greatest decision to have to make in your life, but sometimes you just know that it’s time to move on, and no matter how hard that is, you just know down in your heart that it’s time to do that. And those are very difficult decisions that we face sometimes in our lives, and I think this song talks about that beautifully.”
The group chose the song as its lead single because of its story, harmony and melody. All staples for Little Big Town tunes.