Lauren Alaina is set to debut the lead single off her sophomore album next Thursday on American Idol’s top 3 results show! Her new single is called “Barefoot And Buckwild,” and Lauren cowrote it with Chris DeStefano (who cowrote Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” with Ashley Gorley and Carrie, as well as “Better Than That” from Scotty McCreery’s debut album with Craig Wiseman and Jess Cates) and Jon Nite (who has also been writing with Scotty for his sophomore album, and whose recent credits include “One Of The Boys” by Jana Kramer and standout track “Book Of John” from Tim McGraw’s current album, Two Lanes Of Freedom).
The clip of Lauren’s new single teases a catchy uptempo track with production that, much like Carrie’s “Good Girl,” leans pop/rock, with rural imagery and hints at some country instrumentation on the breakdowns. “Barefoot And Buckwild” also builds on the sassy, flirty vibe of Lauren’s 2nd single, “Georgia Peaches.”
Amazon confirms the digital release date of the single as May 7. Lauren had previously debuted a new song called “Break Down,” an angsty midtempo country/pop ballad written by Heather Morgan and Jimmy Robbins.
Lauren’s debut album, Wildflower has sold just over 300k copies and charted 1 t30 country single (“Georgia Peaches,” which peaked at #28) and 2 t40 country singles (“Like My Mother Does,” which peaked at #36, and “Eighteen Inches,” which peaked at #34). So with this album Lauren will be looking for her first t20 country hit. What do you think of the “Barefoot And Buckwild” clip? Think it’s a teaser of a radio breakthrough for Lauren?