Better Than Love?
"Lovers Do" is a sweetly poetic pop song playing on conventions of what lovers are "supposed" to do, from looking at the moon to recklessly putting your heart on the line. The singer asks her lover if certain (less romantic) actions aren't better, in the long term, than these unrealistic fairy tales. "Lovers Do" is, of course, still a love song, but creating its narrative out of reality rather than fantasy. Singer Ana Lena Copeland's lyrics are clever, and her voice is dark and powerful, which both make for a great song with a nice tune and instrumentation. There are moments that the rhythm stumbles and the music grinds a bit, which can easily be fixed once Copeland shoots into a higher level of studio professionalism (which surely will happen soon).