The Band Perry is back on the country music scene with their new album “Pioneer,” released on April 2.
“Pioneer” is the second album for this sibling trio composed of lead vocalist, Kimberly Perry and her younger brothers, Neil and Reid.
For $11.99 on iTunes, you can purchase the album made up of 12 catchy, country songs.
The Band Perry fans can expect “Pioneer” to have the same type of sweet-sounding, love songs that were on the band’s first self-titled album.
The biggest difference between the two albums is that “Pioneer” has a lot more songs that sound powerful in terms of music and lyrics.
One of their more popular songs from the album getting airplay on the country radio station KRTY is the lead single, “Better Dig Two.”
Although this is a love song, it isn't your typical mushy-gushy love song.
Some of the lyrics are, “I told you on the day we wed / I was gonna love you ‘til I’s dead … If you go before I do / I’m gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig two.”
It’s still a love song, but the way the lyrics are phrased such, that it catches a listener’s attention.
The powerful lyrics and catchy tune will have you turning up the volume and singing along in no time.
Another toe-tapping song on their album is the second single, “DONE.”
This song isn't really about finding love or falling in love, but rather being “done” with love.
The lyrics are packed with attitude, with lines like, “Mama always told me that I should play nice / She didn't know you when she gave me that advice / I’m through with you … I don’t wanna be your ‘just for fun’ … all I wanna be is done / Ugh.”
I think the “ugh” at the very end really adds that extra oomph to the song.
You can just imagine the singer rolling her eyes with that “I’m so over it” attitude as she sings.
Unlike the rest of their typical sugary, sweet songs, this one has a little kick to it, which surprised me when I first heard it on the radio.
I heard this song and was intrigued by the lyrics, but I didn't think it was by The Band Perry.
The lead vocalist Kimberly Perry's voice isn't as distinct like some other country singers such as Reba McEntire or Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland.
These singles are two of my favorite songs from this album because of their not-so-typical lyrics and catchy beats.
A majority of the songs on this album are really soothing, which is what I expected from it.
Some of these songs include, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” “Back to Me Without You” and “End of Time.”
It's songs like these that make me smile and just sit back and relax.
Another soothing song is “Pioneer,” but as the title track to their album, I didn't like it as much as I expected.
It’s a song that I wouldn't skip over
if I was listening to their whole album, but it’s so soothing that I feel like it could put me to sleep.
A few songs I didn't really care for were: “Forever Mine Nevermind,” "Night Gone Wasted” and “I’m a Keeper.”
These tracks were alright, but there wasn't anything special about them that really had me tuned into them.
There were three songs in this album that I heard and instantly fell in love with instantly.
“I Saw a Light” made me go, “Aww!” aloud because of the sweet tune and lyrics.
This song is about finding love, and what I really liked about this song was that you could actually hear the boys singing.
Often times, you only hear the lead vocalist and the boys’ voices are buried in the background.
Sometimes I forget this band is a trio because I rarely notice the boys singing.
This song showcases the boys’ voices more in beautiful harmonies, and I think they should have more songs like this in the future.
“Mother Like Mine” was another song that made me go, “Aww!”
I think it’s really sweet that a trio of siblings sing a song about a mom.
If you’re a musical person, this would be the perfect song to sing to your mother on Mother’s Day.
I liked this song because it shows Kimberly Perry’s pretty soprano voice, which is an interesting contrast compared to her gutsy voice in “DONE.”
“Chainsaw” made me laugh aloud because of the unusual lyrics, “Love is shady, love is tragic / It’s hard to bury the hatchet holding a chainsaw.”
Overall, I enjoyed most of the songs on this album.
I highly recommend it to The Band Perry fans and other country music listeners.
If you’re new to country music and curious to see if you’ll like this album or not, I’d give it a listen.
It may not be one of those albums where you can sit through all the songs and not want to skip over to the next one, because all the tracks are amazing, but it’s still a great album.
If you don’t want to buy the tracks on iTunes or don’t have time to look up all the individual tracks online, you can download The Band Perry’s free mobile app.
The app has all the songs from both of their albums, music videos, photos and more.
So what are you waiting for?
Put on your cowboy hats and turn up some country music.