Jamie Lin Wilson & Courtney Patton- 'Hard Time Lately'

Jamie Lin Wilson & Courtney Patton- 'Hard Time Lately'

There aren't nearly enough songs about friendship in the world. Sure, we've all heard that particular Randy Newman song, but truly good songs about that kind of bond are rare. Even rarer is the duet between pals, so it was a delightful surprise when I heard "Hard Time Lately".

The lyrics are a touching tribute to the irreplaceable comfort an old friend can bring, delivered in a idyllic fashion over splashes of mandolin and a steadfast acoustic strum. You're transported to a warm, clear evening full of wine and beer and gentle commiseration. The true magic of this track lies in the exquisite harmonies displayed during the chorus. Wilson and Patton's voices blend effortlessly, creating a soul-stirring melodic union that tugs at the heartstrings. Their seamless vocal chemistry elevates the song's message, underlining the depth of their connection as each other's ride-or-die. You can tell these ladies know each other so well that they anticipate their respective vocal flourishes with an almost telepathic partnership. The result is a gorgeous song that's going to make you want to pick up your phone and call your oldest friend to check up on them."Hard Time Lately" is more than just a duet; it's a testament to the profound strength of friendship. 
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