Country legend Dolly Parton is keeping things pure and simple on new buzz track "Outside Your Door," and we can't get enough!
2016 may just be the year of Dolly!
As we edge ever closer to the release of Dolly Parton's impressive 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple, the iconic artist continues to tease us with lush samples of what is to come. Earlier this summer we got our first taste of the album's lead single and title track. Sweet as a lullaby, Parton's vocals effortlessly glide over the lovestruck production and kick off an era that harkens back to a simpler soundscape. There's a sense of purity to her whispered declaration of love on the track, and it proves that Dolly Parton is at the pinnacle of her musicality.
This week Parton has released a second track from the album, the equally atmospheric "Outside Your Door." While "Pure And Simple" details a nearly sacred romance, "Outside Your Door" features an undeniable attraction between Dolly and her lover. The flirtatious love song sees the besotted country songstress following her heart to her lover's door where she makes a brave proclamation of love and asks to be welcomed in. "I may not be pure, but I'm as simple as they come" Parton earnestly croons over the instrumentation, making an offer that would be difficult to turn down.
The track boasts an equally stripped back instrumentation, which showcases the evocative nature and intricacies of Dolly Parton's voice to its fullest potential. She coos the lyrics in a playful but optimistic manner and seems absolutely convinced with the rightness of her actions. As the songstress continues to create music years into her career, she seems all the more at ease with bearing her heart. Her comfort and confidence are evident on the track and make it all the more entrancing.
The accompanying lyric video is as relaxed and gorgeous as the production. Opening with a sketched image of a cozy home, the lyrics blossom across the pages of an empty journal and magically fill the blank space with Dolly's heartfelt musings. It's almost as though Dolly's hopes for a romance are coming to life before our eyes as she gives us a glimpse into her private thoughts.
In today's music world, which glamorizes opulent displays and lush imagery, Dolly's visuals this era are a classic breath of fresh air. The country legend is taking us back to simpler times, and it's a welcome diversion!
Check out the "Outside Your Door" lyric video below!
"Outside Your Door" is available for instant download upon pre-ordering Pure & Simple. With the record set to drop on August 19 and two gorgeous tracks already available to listen to, we think it's safe to say that the pre-order is worthwhile! Get your pre-order on HERE, then join us in bopping along to Dolly's latest and greatest in the days leading up to the official release!
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