Two Step

Album: Another Piece of Me (2013)
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  • This was the first single to be released by singer and actress Laura Bell Bundy after signing with Big Machine Records. The song melds country and dance music. She told Billboard magazine: "It was essentially a dance track - a country song written over a dance track, so it has the groove. Then, we wrote the structure of the country song over the acoustic instruments. The point was it's two-step, but not your traditional two-step. So, it's not the kind of two step where you have to wait for someone to ask you to do it. Typically, a girl will sit around and the only way she'll two step is if a guy asks her, if he gets up the nerve. This way, they don't have to feel embarrassed and can just get out there."
  • The country and western two-step, often called the "Texas two-step," is a dance usually performed to country music. Bundy told Billboard that her goal on this song was also to bring the two-step into the 2010s. "I wanted to put a more modern spin it," she said. "There's a lot of 'Teach Me How to Dougie,' 'The Cupid Slide,' or the 'Wobble,' and a lot of dance things going on in the clubs."
  • The song features a cameo from frequent collaborator Colt Ford. Bundy told Billboard that she has nothing but praise for the American country-rap artist. "Colt is awesome," she said. "We became friends, and met out on the road, and exchanged information. I had just completed doing the demo of 'Two Step.' I said I had this song, and I need a rap on it. It really lends itself to having that. So, I sent it to him, and he went into his home studio, did the rap, and sent it back. Then, I asked him to be in the video. He's just awesome."
  • In our interview with Colt Ford, we asked why he didn't do the two-step in this song. Said Ford: "I dance pretty good for a big ol' boy, but I'm not a choreography kind of guy. I like to do my own thing."
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