Grammy-winning country favourites Lady Antebellum are back. After taking time away from the band to pursue solo projects for a while, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Heywood have announced the 9 June release of their sixth studio album Heart Break.
Heart Break is produced by busbee, aka Mike Busbee, the writing partner of one of 2016’s breakthrough acts on the country scene, Maren Morris. The lead single from the new set is ‘You Look Good,’ for which you can see the lyric video and behind-the-scenes footage here:
The multi-platinum trio have also confirmed their return to the road, with the ambitious You Look Good World Tour set to take in more than 65 shows in six countries. Dates begin on 26 May in Bakersfield, California, with guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. The tour will see the group visiting South Africa for the first time and playing extensively in Europe once again.
“We knew right away that we had to name this album after a track that is a play on the word ‘heartbreak,’” says Scott. ”It’s all about those personal growths everyone goes through and it was liberating to get back in the studio with Charles and Dave to intertwine those feelings into the recording process. I feel like we’ve re-emerged stronger than ever and I can’t wait to share more music!”
“We’ve always loved experimenting with different instruments and sounds in the studio, but we’ve never used horns before,” adds Haywood. “The energy they brought to [‘You Look Good’] is really fun and was validation for all three of us that it had to be our first single back.”
“There’s also something contagious about the chorus that will be perfect in our live shows this year,” observes Kelley. “We knew after the time off that we wanted to get back out on the road in a big way. We couldn’t be more ready to get back out there with the fans and hopefully make a few new ones too.”