Following the release of their single Still the Same, Sugarland have announced the release of their new album Bigger on 8th June 2018.
The duo’s sixth studio album is their first since 2010’s The Incredible Machine. Sugarland – Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles – co-wrote nearly all of the songs on the record and they co-produced it with Julian Raymond.
Bigger marks a first for Sugarland as they’ve recorded a song they had no hand in writing. New single Babe, which features Taylor Swift, was written by Swift with Train frontman Pat Monahan.
“We’ve never put someone else’s song on a Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in Babe the first time we heard it!” said Jennifer Nettles. “This one really felt like it belonged so we saved it for the final afternoon of our recording session; a special time for us.”
“Our last hours in the studio have always been good luck,” continued Kristian Bush. “All I Want To Do was from a final session, so was Stuck Like Glue. The biggest compliment was when she heard our take on the track and emailed us to say she wanted to be a part of it!”
“This collaboration is the perfect combination of mutual admiration for each other and mutual admiration for great songs. As artists, we really see the world through a similar lens,” added Nettles.
Bigger is also the first project under Sugarland’s new joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. Fans can expect a mixture of fun and enigmatic songs when the album arrives.
“This album has a whole bunch of mystery,” says Kristian, who has been enjoying peeling back the layers of the production and the nuanced songwriting. “I’m listening to it every two days just to see what’s in it. I have entire pints of blood in that thing, but I still don’t know where it all came from, and I love that.”
Sugarland kick off their Still the Same Tour in the US on 25th May 2018. It will visit 48 cities across the US and Canada. UK fans already had a sneak preview at Bigger when Sugarland performed at C2C: Country to Country 2018 back in March.
The track list for Bigger is:
1. Bigger | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
2. On A Roll | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
3. Let Me Remind You | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
4. Mother | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
5. Still The Same | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
6. Lean It On Back | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
7. Babe (featuring Taylor Swift) | Taylor Swift, Pat Monahan
8. Bird In A Cage | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
9. Love Me Like I’m Leaving | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, Tim Owens 10. Tuesday’s Broken | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
11. Not The Only | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles