The Band Perry Turns Heads With “Young” Song

The Band Perry made a lot of inroads with its energetic first single, “Hip To My Heart,” but it’s the ballad they released as a follow-up, “If I Die Young,” that’s really getting the group a lot of attention. The song is atypical — a slow number about death put out at a time of year when many artists try to put out happy, upbeat material — but that’s also part of the reason it’s worked. “If I Die Young” goes against the grain just enough that its spare arrangement stands out among other current songs. And when fans really focus on the lyrics, they discover it’s not a morbid assessment of death but actually a result of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry celebrating life. Read More