Little Big Town Announce New Album Produced by Pharrell Williams
The album features eight new tracks, including "One of Those Days," which the members of LBT wrote in collaboration with Williams. The song is the first we've heard from the project; it is already available via iTunes, Spotify and other digital services.
“Wanderlust is the result of an incredible friendship and chemistry we have with Pharrell Williams,” LBT singer Karen Fairchild says in a press release. "What started out as one writing session a few months ago turned into multiple writing sessions, as well as back and forth trips from Nashville to Los Angeles. When the songs started coming together, we realized it was too special to not share with our fans. Pharrell loves country music and is a huge fan of harmony. That shared passion and appreciation took us on a creative journey we had no idea would happen. The music feels like our worlds have collided in the best possible way — his infectious grooves paired with our layered vocals and harmonies. This music is meant to be danced to, sung along with and turned up loud. It's uplifting and hopeful. We've been a band for a long time and have had the pleasure of collaborating with so many people, and it's been a complete joy to make music with Pharrell!"
The album is the follow-up to Pain Killer, which LBT released at the end of 2014. The group worked with producer Jay Joyce for that album, which featured the mega-hit "Girl Crush." That song won the group an armload of awards and shattered decades-old records for the most weeks spent at No. 1, taking the band to new career heights.
Williams says Wanderlust is a feel-good album.
"We had a great time working together because we all love harmonies and that’s a really fun way to make a record," he states. "A lot of the songs were based on what the group were going through at the time and creating good feelings around those experiences."
Little Big Town will debut "One of Those Days" in a live performance during the season finale of The Voice on Tuesday night (May 24). Wanderlust is set for release on June 10.
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