You’d be hard-pressed to find much in the way of country write-ups throughout these Digital High pages, but every once and a while a twanged-out track will break through and receive earned consideration. Today those attentions are turned to Amy Lawton and her pop-tinged “Hurts Like Paradise.”
Very much akin to early Taylor Swift, the singing-songwriting Brit has penned a bop about the trials and tribulations of young love, but with a melancholy twist. Juxtaposed against a warm melody full of ticklish strings and lively percussion, are lyrics that paint a somber picture of a participant scorned by a sense of seclusion.
That contrast pays off for eager ears looking to hear a single built around both substance and style. Stream the new cut below and be on the lookout for much more to come from this brightly shining soloist: