Openly and intimately reflecting on toxicity within relationships, Take Her Back, Louisiana is every bit as scornful as its title implies. Heartbreak hits with impact, and Roots Asylum tackle the topic with honesty and realness for this release.
Leading with their now familiar Americana sound, organic and live, the single pairs vocals amidst a soulful backdrop, as the painful details of this toxic other half pour through line after line.
Rather than letting the resentful mood of the lyrics guide the music, the song is surprisingly bright and hopeful sounding – a great melody offers up the story, and the band sound beautiful as they perform the various layers.
This optimistic musicality creates an effective contrast with the hateful undertones, and the result is a genuine sense of overcoming. It’s relatable, we’ve all wished for some city or person to take back someone who hurt us, and Roots Asylum address it perfectly; bidding the blue sky to open up, leading us towards better days.