Lady Antebellum made their television debut on Ellen in 2008, right around the time their self-titled first album left a mark with singles like “Love Don’t Live Here” and “I Run to You.” Since then, the trio has enjoyed a special camaraderie with host Ellen DeGeneres and earlier today, they returned to the show to give the debut television performance of their new song “You Look Good.”
While possibly also being the most groove-driven song they’ve ever recorded, “You Look Good” still retains Lady Antebellum’s signature interplay between vocalists Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott. On Ellen, Kelley and Scott trade playfully flirtatious lines while the band pounds out a head-bobbing rhythm and a pair of brass players joyfully blasts the song’s novel, funky fanfare.
“You Look Good” is the lead single from Heart Break, Lady Antebellum’s forthcoming sixth album that was produced by busbee (Maren Morris’ Hero). It was the band’s first time working with him, but meeting him reaffirmed that they had found the right co-conspirator after their brief hiatus.
“The best decision was how we took these crazy curves that took us to busbee,” Kelly recently told Rolling Stone Country. “We had gone down some different roads, and before, with the time constraints, we probably would have just kept going down that road, instead of [saying], ‘Man, we know this isn’t right.'”
Heart Break is due out June 9th. Along with the album release, the trio will hit the road beginning May 26th for the You Look Good World Tour, which will take them through North America, Europe and, for the first time, South Africa.