Jennifer Nettles Says New Album ‘Playing With Fire’ Will ‘Keep It Real’
Jennifer Nettles revealed a lot of details about her upcoming sophomore solo project Playing With Fire in a promotional video via Facebook this week, and it sounds like the album will come straight from her heart.
Nettles says Playing With Fire will be different than her first because of her own personal growth over the years and new experiences she’s had.
“The way I approached this whole project was different because I’m a different person than I was several years ago,” she explains. “I have different stories to tell; I have different experiences now."
One of the main differences, Nettles explains, is that she has since become a mother to her son Magnus, now three years old.
"I think especially on some of these songs women will be able to relate to, I think, in a much more intimate, and ‘let’s keep it real’ way,” she says with a smile.
Nettles' new label, Big Machine, has the same amount of confidence in her sophomore record. Scott Borchetta, President and CEO, notes in the video the outstanding quality of the project from the beginning.
“The record that she brought to us is something she's been working on for a while, and she brought hits to the table,” he reveals.
As for the style of the album — headed up by country vet producer Dann Huff — Nettles shares it will be a healthy blend of old school and new school: “I think there’s a nice balance on this project of traditional country roots with something fun and fresh and new."
Though the video doesn't give a specific release date, it’s enough to get fans excited for the new year with new music from Nettles. Check out the full video above to learn more about Playing With Fire.
Nettles recently released a new song and music video titled “Sugar,” an upbeat flirty tune she also performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She followed it up with the official lead-off single from the new project titled “Unlove You,” a much more emotional, somber ballad, which she debuted on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
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