Train Itching To Get Busy On New Album
Train is still in the midst of pushing its latest album, "For Me, It's You," but the group is also getting ready to pull into the station and start working on its successor.Train is still in the midst of pushing its latest album, "For Me, It's You," but the group is also getting ready to pull into the station and start working on its successor.
"We're in the process of thinking [about the] next album," frontman Pat Monahan tells Billboard.com. "We'll get together and write together and write separately and try to figure out what the next sound will be and who the next group of people will be that we'll align ourselves with."
Monahan is also excited about making another album with the current Train crew, explaining that this version of the band is "pretty healthy. I think we're five adults behaving as five adults, and that's rare. I think that's a good combination for us right now."
Train is enjoying success with the third single from the new album, "Am I Reaching You Now," which offers a more rock-oriented sound in contrast to such prior midtempo hits as "Drops of Jupiter," "Calling All Angels" and "Cab."
"A lot of Train songs ended up being that kind of midtempo, and this one has a little pop to it," Monahan says. "It gives us a little more rock credibility. We're a rock band, but sometimes the songs that make the radio are a little more pop or ballad, which is sometimes a little frustrating."
But before any new Train material takes shape, Monahan has been invited to Europe to co-write some songs for the next Tina Turner album. "I've been asked to write a little bit for her record," he says, adding with a laugh, "I don't think I'll see the legs, but the experience should be fun for me, working with different people and maybe inspire a new process for Train albums."