The Swon Brothers have released their self-titled album as a digital only release in the UK.
The brothers – Zach and Colton – rose to fame on season 4 of The Voice US with Blake Shelton as their mentor. They reached the Top 3 in the competition and formed a close bond with Shelton who helped them navigate the music business.
“I feel really blessed to be a musician because I’ve never taken a lesson on any instrument,” says Zach. “Drums, I just picked up naturally, and I got a chance to watch a lot of good players throughout the years with my parents, and they all showed me stuff.”
The Swon Brothers features 11 songs such as energetic sing-alongs Later On and What I’m Thinking About alongside laid-back, classic country heart-drenchers like Chasing You Around and Same Old Highway. They co-wrote with Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum on album track Songs That Said It All.
“My brother ran into [Lady Antebellum’s] Charles Kelley at an Eagles concert in Nashville, and he was kind enough to say, ‘Hey, let’s get together and write,’” recalls Colton. “And we exchanged numbers and wrote that song with him and Dave Haywood the next week. We’re really proud of it since it’s the song we co-wrote together on the album.”
“We didn’t really have a formula,” Zach says talking about the songs on the album, “but we picked songs that – while musically different – allow our harmonies to lay in perfectly. I think that’s what’s going to be the tie that binds everything together on this project.”
The tracklisting for the album is:
1. What I’m Thinking About
2. Later On
3. Chasing You Around
4. Songs That Said It All
5. Pray For You
8. Pretty Beautiful
10. Same Old Highway
11. This Side of Heaven (feat Carrie Underwood)
Watch the video for Later On: