ZBB returns to roots
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
– Zac Brown Band announced today via Twitter that the group will head back into the studio to record an album going back to their roots.
"Thank you so much for all your loyalty and all the love you've given us over the years," said Brown with his band mates around him. "We're going in this winter to make a brand new ZBB record, straight back to our roots, 'Foundation' style. It's going to be an amazing album. We're very excited to announce to you we're making a new one."
Brown was referring to "The Foundation," the band's breakthrough disc from 2008..
The band's 2015 album "Jekyll + Hyde" stretched out the group musically with a variety of musical styles and by far their least country sounding disc.
The band is currently wrapping up its Black Out the Sun Tour.
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With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends.
Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. »»»
Jekyll + Hyde
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting.
It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged."
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