To sugarcoat means to make something superficially attractive or acceptable. Here, Little Big Town sing from the point of view of a woman whose "home sweet home" is "pretty as a picture." But beneath the surface, she's desperate to break free from the pressure to keep up appearances.
The poignant track was penned by "Girl Crush" songwriter Lori McKenna along with Josh Kerr and Jordyn Shellart.
The song's music video was shot outside of Nashville and was directed by the brother-sister duo of Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos. Set in the early 1960s, it stars actress and producer Kate Bosworth (The Long Road Home, 21, Superman Returns) as a housewife struggling to maintain appearances while her marriage falls apart. Isaiah Stratton (Homeland) plays her husband.
Said Bosworth of her character: "She is often lonely and unfulfilled – realizing that she is not getting what she needs from a partner, devastated by the choices that her husband is making. As she slowly discovers what is happening, while it's a sad moment, it is ultimately a resilient one. She finds her strength, her fortitude, and ultimately herself. It was an honor to bring this song to life with a band that I love."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).