Little Big Town Bring Powerful Performance of ‘Sugar Coat’ to ‘Tonight Show’ [Watch]
The group's performance was a subdued, yet powerful statement. Little Big Town appear on an empty stage set against a white backdrop in the video above, where the backing band let the melody and lyrics speak for themselves.
"Sometimes I wish I liked drinking, sometimes I wish I liked pills / Wish I could sleep with a stranger but someone like me never will," sings Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild, whose huskier vocal tone conveys the weight behind the lyrics.
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"Sugar Coat" was co-written by Little Big Town frequent collaborator Lori McKenna alongside fellow songwriters Josh Kerr and Jordyn Shellhart. The song received an accompanying set of visual to promote the song — a music video was directed by Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos, who are siblings, and stars actress Kate Bosworth.
Nightfall includes the group's previously-released songs "Over Drinking," "Nightfall" and another poignant ballad, "The Daughters," which earned the group acclaim and scored them a 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance..
Little Big Town will soon embark on their Nightfall Tour, which will run through May. The run will be followed by two nights at the Apollo Theater.
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