Four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett is back with a new single, “Pants Is Overrated,” alongside a video featuring footage from the studio recording sessions.
“Pants Is Overrated” is the second song to be released off Lovett’s forthcoming album 12th of June, due May 13 on Verve Records—his first new album in ten years.
Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, 12th of June features a mix of new originals, standards by Nat King Cole and Dave Frishberg, and a Horace Silver instrumental, representing Lovett’s dynamic live performances with his Large Band. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the new album continues to highlight Lovett’s ability to fuse elements of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
A lot has changed for Lovett since his 2012 record Release Me, which debuted Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and whose title track reached No.1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. He’s gotten married, had twin children, and signed with a new label in Verve Records.
Moreover, Lovett will continue his extensive 2022 tour with his Large Band in addition to new dates co-headlining with Chris Isaak. Kicking off with four nights at City Winery-Pier57 in New York City the week of the album release, Lovett and his Large Band will make further stops throughout the country this summer including at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, VA, and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Whether touring with his Acoustic Group or his Large Band, Lovett’s live performances show not only shows the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers.