Much like Kellie Pickler, it’s hard not to describe Laura Bell Bundy without using words like spunky, sparkplug, feisty, sassy and firecracker (among other apt descriptives). And while that fire finds a hot house on her new album Another Piece of Me, Bundy really does show another piece of her on her latest album, one that is at times tender, vulnerable, yet hopeful.
Laura Bell Bundy’s Another Piece of Me kicks off with “Love Me Like a Lady,” an amped up country stomper in which her intentions to her man can’t possibly be misconstrued. The song sets the tone for a very open and honest country record.
Two of the albums 15 songs have already seen the light of day as singles – the rambunctious country EDM-esque “Kentucky Dirty,” and the bombastic girls night out song “Two Step” featuring everyone’s favorite hick-hopper Colt Ford.
Bundy’s tender side shines on the album’s proper first single “I Am What I Am,” a beautifully written song about accepting who you are, faults and all. If this song isn’t in my Top 10 of 2015 I’d be shocked. She also shines on the personal/sentimental “China and Wine,” “That’s What Angels Do,” and the album’s title track.
“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” is a fine honkytonker country come on song, or at least an excuse for gettin’ it on guilt-free with a new suitor. “Making Me Feel” is an uplifting, up-tempo that I can’t help but think of “It Happens” by Sugarland when I hear it…that’s a good thing.
“Missin’ Me Yet” and “Happy Yet” find Bundy at her sassiest as an ex that is happy to be an ex and it sucks to be you, because her life is pretty awesome without you. Basically, you blew it dude.
With Another Piece of Me the multi-faceted Laura Bell Bundy has served up a perfect slice of her life for fans new and old to digest.
What do you think of LBB’s new album? Let me know @Sneezeguard
Note: Make sure you watch the video through to the end for a true laugh out loud moment as Bundy shows off her tremendous comedic chops.
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Laura Bell Bundy – Another Piece of Me
1. “Love Me Like A Lady”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Jerry Flowers, Chris DeStefano
2. “Two Step (featuring Colt Ford)”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Andy Davis, Colt Ford, Lance Kotara, Adam McInnis, Bryan Ray
3. “Happy Yet”
Written by David Frasier, Craig Wiseman
4. “She Only Wants To Dance”
Written by Jerry Flowers, Ashley Gorley
5. “China And Wine”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Leah Crutchfield, Natalie Hemby
6. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
7. “I Am What I Am”
Written by Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges
8. “That’s What Angels Do”
Written by Michael Dulaney, John Mabe, Jason Sellers
9. “Making Me Feel”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Patrick Davis, Jerry Flowers
10. “Kentucky Dirty” **
Written by busbee, Barry Dean, Laura Bell Bundy
11. “Give My Broken Heart A Break”*
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Jay DeMarcus, Jason Sellers
12. “Maps Out The Window”*
Written by Sarah Buxton, Nathan Chapman, Blair Daly
13. “Missin’ Me Yet”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Derek George, Tim Owens
14. “Another Piece Of Me”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Kristian Bush, Blair Daly
15. “Wait Until The Sun Goes Down”
Written by Angelo Petraglia, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Monroe
More About Laura Bell Bundy
With an infectious energy and wealth of dynamic skills, LBB sprung into the national spotlight with prominent roles on television shows (Hart of Dixie and Anger Management most recently) and on Broadway (Legally Blonde and Wicked, among others), where she garnered a Tony Award nomination. A songwriter since the age of 14, the Kentucky native effortlessly reveals her versatility with punchy melodies, playful lyrics showcasing both vulnerable and empowering themes.
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Author: Scott Colvin
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