Drake White has returned with new music in the form of 5-track EP Pieces, which was released via Big Machine Records on Friday.
The EP was produced by busbee with White co-writing two of the set’s 5 tracks. It’s the first new music we’ve heard from White since the release of his debut album Spark in 2016.
“I love writing that’s very simple, but it’s like, ‘Oh, I know exactly what you’re talking about,’ explained White. “I’m infatuated with words and trying to arrange them in a way that would make my heroes proud.”
The EP features writing credits from the likes of Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, Brent Cobb and Josh Osborne. The track list for Pieces is:
1. Girl in Pieces | busbee, Brad Tursi, Troy Verges
2. Grandpa’s Farm | Brent Cobb, Adam Hood, Jason Saenz
3. Happy Place | Drake White, busbee, Josh Osborne
4. Nothing Good Happens After Midnight | Dan Isbell, Heather Lynn Morgan, Lindsay Rimes
5. The Best is Yet to Come | Drake White, busbee, Josh Kear
White will return to the UK in October for a headline tour with the final night being part of the second ever Country Music Week. Fans can see him performing at the following dates:
Thursday 18th October – Glasgow St Lukes
Friday 19th October – Manchester Academy
Saturday 20th October – Bristol Thekla
Monday 22nd October – Birmingham O2 Institute
Tuesday 23rd October – Brighton The Haunt
Wednesday 24th October – London KOKO
Since the release of Spark, White has established himself as one of the brightest stars in Country music. The album was named as the 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards Album of the Year in the US and his single Makin’ Me Look Good Again earned the title of International Song of the Year at the British CMA Awards last year.
Over his career so far, White has toured with his band The Big Fire alongside the likes of Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Toby Keith.