Sugarland, the Grammy-winning country duo, is in the studio wrapping up session for their fourth studio album, tentatively titled "The Incredible Machine." No release date is set, but vocalist Jennifer Nettles hopes that fans will hear the new material this fall.
The new album will most likely end up with 10 or 11 new tracks, all of which have been written since their last release, 2008's "Love on the Inside." "This time, we wanted to be lean and clean with it and make conscious choices going into it," Nettles says. "If we felt like one wasn't working, we didn't finish it. From a writing standpoint, we've really been able to grow. And for me as a singer, you want to evolve. You paint with a lot of emotional colors and you don't want to sing the same thing or sing the same way."
"We didn't make it ballad heavy, though we do enjoy those moments of poignancy," she continues. "The arrangements use different choices of instrumentation. I don't know if there's even a mandolin on this record."