By Grady Smith
October 31, 2012 at 07:01 PM EDT
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Just in time for tomorrow night’s CMA Awards, breakout country act The Band Perry, whose self-titled first album went platinum and spawned the crossover smash “If I Die Young,” is back with a new single called “Better Dig Two.” It’s the first song released from the sibling trio’s upcoming second album, set to hit retailers in early 2013.

“Better Dig Two” is a sly, banjo-plucked confession of love (read: obsession) that’s amped up by a gigantic dose of crazy. “I told you on the day we wed / I was gonna love you til I was dead,” Kimberly Perry drawls with a newfound edge in her voice. Unable to bear the thought of being separated from her man, Perry continues, “If you go before I do / I’m gonna tell the gravedigger that he better dig two.” It’s all teetering on the edge of insanity, and it’s all great.

On their first album, The Band Perry showcased a Southern gothic thematic, and they seem to have augmented those vibes while steering them into new sonic territory (bring on the drums!) on “Better Dig Two.” Sure, it’s not as melodiously pretty as singles like “All Your Life” or “Postcard from Paris,” but I’m thrilled by the idea of a more dangerous The Band Perry.

Give the song a listen below:

What do you think of the song? Will it help launch TBP’s new album successfully? And how great is the following line?: “If that ring gets a little too tight / You might as well read me my last rites.”

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