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Single Review: “Last Call” by Lee Ann Womack

July 3, 2008

Lee Ann Womack graces country music with her voice once more as she makes her second attempt at a triumphant return to the airwaves. Womack has always been one to reminisce of the roots of country music through her powerful ballads and her consistent and beautiful sound. This new single is no different. It solidifies both Lee Ann’s traditional country and bluegrass roots while expressing a simple yet attractive message and mixing in a neo-traditional feel, all mixing flawlessly.

While Lee Ann’s performances can seem dreary and depressing at times, this song shows a new sense of bravery and strength that Lee Ann has held back for quite some time in her music as her character is called by a former lover, a sign that she has come to learn signifies that he is at a bar stoned with drinks and regretting whatever he did wrong. Lee Ann realizes how pathetic he must be and when given the option of giving him another chance out of pity or leaving him to drown himself in sorrow and liqueur she decides to leave him behind and ignore his last call. While Lee Ann has some catching up to do, she puts out a polished and well established song of personal hope and while it can seem like a boring song, Lee Ann pull off one of the best performances of her career.

Grade: A-

Listen: www.myspace.com/leeannwomack

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2008 5:11 am

    Great review. I love the song and can’t wait for the next album.

  2. July 3, 2008 2:02 pm

    This song reminds me of that song by The Front Porch Country Band, “I Believe”

  3. charley permalink
    July 10, 2008 3:28 am

    I think it sound s a little like Trisha Yearwoods ” Let The Wind Chase You ” wonder where Tony Brown got that idea 🙂

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