Track Review: The Band Perry, ‘Comeback Kid’
Country sibling trio The Band Perry return with enjoyable and uplifting single, “Comeback Kid.” “Comeback Kid” is the promo single for their upcoming third LP.
After a three-year hiatus, The Band Perry returns with “Comeback Kid,” a single set to appear on their forthcoming, as of yet untitled album. When the album does arrive, it will mark the trio’s third effort. “Comeback Kid” has a unique sound about it. While there are light country cues, there’s an abundance of pop cues.
The production is quite light initially. This isn’t unusual for The Band Perry, who have a number of songs that thrive on subtlety. While subtlety factors into the script, the production has some clear-cut highlights, the percussion, clearly not indigenous to country music. Naturally, on the chorus, the production is fuller; more elaborate. “Comeback Kid” is quite modern in sound. It’s only a percentage country but doesn’t completely turn its back.
Kimberly Perry delivers radiant, smooth lead vocals, remaining consistent. Like Kimberly, there’s an excellent vocal blend by the siblings on the refrain, backing her up. This heavenly blend carries over into the second verse. Reiterating, the chorus is larger in scope and quite inspirational and uplifting.
“Cause Imma comeback, Imma comeback kid / Don’t know why bad things happened, but they did / I don’t think I deserve the hurt I get, but I’m made for it / it’s not the end, no, it’s not the end / Imma a comeback kid…”
In addition to the chorus, a powerful bridge further amplifies the energy. One particular standout is the extension of Kimberly’s range. She truly gives her all vocally.
All in all, “Comeback Kid” is unique – definitely different from other country songs on the radio. Clearly, the record is more pop than not but doesn’t denounce country. The message is excellent, in line with a number of positive, uplifting records. Finally, Kimberly’s singing is exceptional, with brothers Reid and Neil backing her splendidly.