Lady Antebellum Scheduled for Third Studio Album
Published: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011 22:04
Lady Antebellum is the perfect example of an overnight success story. Now, with multiple Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) awards, as well as a platinum album under their belt, the country trio is working on their third album.
The popular group's strategy for their new album sticks with the familiar- they are working with writer Josh Kear again, who co-wrote the smash hit "Need You Now" with the trio last year.
"Need You Now" was the band's fourth single and the lead-off single from their sophomore album of the same name. The song debuted at No. 50 on Billboard's Hot Country Chart and within weeks became the band's second No. 1 hit in 2010. Lady Antebellum's first No. 1 hit was the song "I Run to You," off the band's self titled debut album, back in July 2009.
Kear joined Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Heywood, the three that make up Lady Antebellum, to help pen a new song called "Dancing Away with my Heart." The song, which is about the nervous butterflies that are attached to first love, is one the band is very excited about.
"We all remember high school dances, and how innocent those little moments were," Kelley said to Entertainment Weekly. "There's gonna be a lot of nostalgic songs in the record. Maybe that's just because we're all getting a little older."
The band also teamed up with writer Tom Douglas who co-penned "I Run to You" and the bands most recent single "Hello World."
The natural chemistry between Scott and Kelley make Lady Antebellum's singles extremely powerful. In "I Run to You," their duet becomes a metaphor for all human relations- it serves to define the need humans have for relationships with one another.
"Need You Now," on the other hand, has Scott and Kelley becoming the story instead of just telling it. The song is simply about missing someone and speaks of feeling alone, a little drunk in the middle of the night and wanting to call that special someone even though it is not the best idea.
Lady Antebellum's strong vocals are paired with the country trio's powerful lyrics. "It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now/Said I wouldn't call but I've lost all control and I need you now," is one of the more powerful verses.
The yearlong gap between "Need You Now," which helped the band gain eight musical awards last year, has left fans eagerly anticipating the release of the next album.
"We're a little over halfway done," Kelley said to the country music site "The Boot." "We're excited. Hopefully, in the near future, we're about to have a single out. That's the goal. We're just listening to the music and trying to decide what's that first statement we want to make, but we're totally excited about the music."