Friday, February 17, 2023
– Kristian Bush will release the final installment of his four-album release "52 - This Year" on March 10 via Big Machine Label Group.
Bush shared the album's lead single, "Already Yours," today.
"It's strange that we don't have names for certain feelings even with all of the words we have in the English language," Bush said. "But the feeling you get when you realize someone you have just met feels like someone you've known for lifetimes is the feeling this entire song is about."
The Sugarland co[founder will have released four albums within one year with "52 – This Year." The 52 represents one song for each year of his life. The new release contains 14 songs.
The album title draws its name from the lyrics of the final song, the personal "New Year's Resolution #7," which Bush wrote beside a fireplace on New Year's Day 2016 while both reflecting and looking to the future.
"I was making a list of the things I wanted to do, what I wanted to change, and what I thought I got right last year that I should keep up," he said. "It is the truth of me, the closest you will probably ever get to knowing me. So, it seems appropriate as the title to this final volume of 52."
Bush also has a weekly podcast, 52-The Podcast, that track-by-track explores the connection between his new songs and his past hits, produced new artist Megan Moroney, runs his record label/publishing company Songs of the Architect, and writes, records and performs with his rock band Dark Water and his folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim.
"Fans have a true opportunity right now – between technology and timing – to hear a year in the life of a creator," Bush said. "I'm filled with gratitude for the support of the people who said yes over the last 30 years. Their timing was so unique that it helped me make my own fingerprint and that fingerprint is so unique that I hope someone sees what I've been able to accomplish and create and it gives them permission to know it's possible."
The track list is:
1. "Can't Fix" | Kristian Bush, Connie Harrington
2. "Already Yours" | Kristian Bush, Andy Alberts, Andrew DeRoberts
3. "This Is How Love Sounds" | Kristian Bush, Jeff Cohen, Jon Nite
4. "The Space Between Us" | Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks
5. "If I Could Be" | Kristian Bush, Connie Harrington, Paul Plissey
6. "Let It Be Me" | Kristian Bush, Brandon Bush, JT Harding
7. "Love and Blue Jeans (feat. Billy Pilgrim)" | Rodney Clawson, Luke Dick, Shane McAnally
8. "Going Out of Business" | Kristian Bush, Jeff Trott
9. "Victory Lap" | Kristian Bush, Jeff Trott
10. "First Glass of Wine" | Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks
11. "Longneck with Jesus (feat. Billy Pilgrim)" | Kristian Bush, Marty Dodson, Paul Overstreet
12. "What Love Is" | Kristian Bush, Phil Barton, Liz Rose
13. "If You Gotta Go Now" | Kristian Bush, Jeff Cohen, Matt Thiessen
14. "New Year's Resolution #7" | Kristian Bush