"Our melody has grown up so much," says Kimberly Perry of new songs; New album expected late 2012; First single early fall
Country trio the Band Perry is "about halfway finished" with its sophomore album, and the siblings say that the counsel of producer Rick Rubin have helped them ease through the pressure generated by the platinum success of their self-titled debut.
"(Rubin) has just been a masterful mentor," Kimberly Perry tells Billboard.com, "so I think we felt a little bit more of the sophomore jitters before we actually pushed the record button. Now we're feeling really, really excited about everything."
Reid Perry says the new album, which is expected out during the fourth quarter with a single likely in early fall, expands on the approach of "The Band Perry." "We call our sound a modern throwback," he explains. "I think that was evident on the first album, but I think you'll hear that also on the second album, and I feel like we've taken the second album to more of a live feeling; we are a band, and where we're at right now with this second album feels like a band, which we're pleased about."