Lydia Loveless has been delving into pop music for the past few years, all but abandoning her alt-country roots. Her newer sound hasn't worked for all her fans on every release, which is fine. Artists should change their sound up as they grow, and sometimes not everyone will be on board. But anyone that has stopped paying attention is going to miss out on her latest single. "You're Leaving Me" and "Let's Make Out" are the best songs Loveless has released with her more pop oriented sound. "You're Leaving Me" is a pop ballad, with Loveless doing her best take on crooner style vocals and just the slightest hints of country hiding in the background. "Let's Make Out" is the most Loveless song title we've had in years. This one is much more of a 90's pop rocker and sounds like Letters to Cleo covering Loveless's "Boy Crazy." This pair of new songs has us rabid to hear what else Loveless has been working on for the past year.
You can listen to "Let's Make Out" below. The songs are available now via Bandcamp on Lydia Loveless' own Honey, You're Gonna Be Late Records. For more on Lydia Loveless, check out the artist's website. Dates for a co-headlining tour with Lily Hiatt are below the song. (Of course, no New England dates are included...)