Lady Antebellum released “Just a Kiss,” the lead single for the follow-up to its hit sophomore album, “Need You Now,” to radio and retailers on Monday (May 2). The slow, tender track, which is currently streaming on the group’s publicity website, finds the trio preaching the power of a simple goodnight kiss between a new couple.
“Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight, just a touch in the fire burning so bright/And I don’t want to mess this thing up, I don’t want to push too far,” Scott and Kelley harmonize on the chorus.
“We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs,” explains Scott in a statement. “There is so much excitement at the beginning of a new relationship…all the butterflies and that optimistic feeling that this person could be ‘the one.’ This song is about one of those times when your brain kicks in and tells your heart ‘good things are worth waiting for.'”
Lady A’s last lead single, the title track from 2010’s “Need You Now,” climbed to No. 2 on the Hot 100 last year and swept the record and song of the year categories at the Grammy Awards in February. The album has gone on to sell 3.4 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
While the group preps its third album for release later this year, Lady Antebellum will perform “Just a Kiss” for the first time on Thursday night’s episode of “American Idol.”