Lady A announces "Ocean"
Monday, September 23, 2019
– Lady Antebellum will release "Ocean" on Nov. 15 on Big Machine Label Group.
The 13-song release from Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
chronicles personal relationships and everyday responsibilities. "Pictures" and their single, "What If I Never Get Over You," are already out.
"There's this theme of returning to the core of who we are - as writers, vocalists and people- that came out in each of these songs," Haywood said. "Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again."
Dann Huff produced the disc, his first work with the trio.
Moments like "Be Patient with My Love," which Kelley co-wrote as a beautiful ode to commitment, balance raw feelings with squealing guitars. With its title-track, Scott's bare vocal puts a bow on the album's core reminding us of life's beauty even when we get caught in its undertow.
"It's such a cinematic and theatrical melody with a message that became the cornerstone of this record for us," adds Scott. "OCEAN is all of the things that we think and feel when we hear the word. This album is immersed in life stories about barely keeping your head above water all the way to those times that make you feel like everything is smooth sailing."
Little Big Town helps out on "The Thing That Wrecks You" on backing vocals.
The songs are:
1. "What If I Never Get Over You"
(Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
(Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
3. "Crazy Love"
(Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
4. "You Can Do You"
(Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
5. "What I'm Leaving For"
(Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath, Laura Veltz)
6. "Be Patient With My Love"
(Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West)
(Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Busbee, Justin Ebach)
8. "Let It Be Love"
(Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
9. "On A Night Like This"
(Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
11. "The Thing That Wrecks You" feat. Little Big Town
(Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
(Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
(Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)
More news for Lady Antebellum
CD reviews for Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum may lean a little too closely to pop music for many tastes, but it's hard to argue with the trio's song choices. And its latest collection is filled with many memorable songs.
The single "What If I Never Get Over You," poses a rarely asked pop song question. Humans have come to believe the cliché, 'Time heals all wounds,' as if it were some sort of scientific fact. But what if it's just that, a well-worn cliché, with no actual »»»
Lady Antebellum may cause you to throw out many of your country music principles. They don't sing and play traditional country music, for starters. They're not cool like more rocking Americana artists. In fact, they're huge mainstream country stars. So, why are some of us still suckers for their sound? And why does the new "Heart Break" sound so good on the ears? Well, it's simple, but complicated.
Hillary Scott is simply a wonderfully sincere singer. »»»
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love.
The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them
Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be.
And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove
Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues.
Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»
Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Hollywood may be pushing a broadminded agenda where there are more genders than one can even count, but in Jason Aldean's world, there are only two: tough guys, and the women that love them. There's no confusion »»»
Lady Antebellum may lean a little too closely to pop music for many tastes, but it's hard to argue with the trio's song choices. And its latest collection is filled with many memorable songs. The single "What If I Never Get Over You," »»»
Most hard core country fans certainly have heard David Ball's 1994 "Thinkin' Problem," a true honky tonk classic. Ominvore is releasing the album in remastered expanded format with eight bonus tracks, marking its 25th anniversary. »»»
Veteran Texas artist Stoney Larue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson »»»
Travelin' Thru The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 1967-1969 featuring Johnny Cash
All these many years later, Bob Dylan 'bootleg' songs are still better than many intentional studio releases from other artists. Although some might have been shocked at the time to learn of Dylan's sojourn south to Nashville »»»
Play the Hits
When The Mavericks call an album "Play The Hits," It really should be qualified as "Play The Selective Hits" because this band has never been especially interested in performing only what's commercially viable. »»»