At the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Cole Swindell stopped to chat with Billboard’s Laela Zadeh about his love of ’90s country music and what fans can expect from his next album.
Speaking of his appreciation of country music from his childhood, Swindell says that the artists and songs from the ’90s are “the only ones that can take me back to the feeling of falling in love with country music.
“And that goes for anybody,” he continues. “Any genre, any time period of music, when you realize, ‘This makes me feel something.’ And that was me as a kid in the ’90s. At an early age, songs were helping me out. … It was always there for me, and now, to be on the other side of it, having songs that are helping other kids, just people in general, out, that’s pretty cool.”
The singer also provides an update on the follow-up to his 2016 album You Should Be Here, stating that fans can expect it to drop in the late summer or early fall. “The first single off the album, ‘Break Up in the End,’ is out now. We just dropped another track the other night without telling anybody called ‘Somebody’s Been Drinkin’,’ and now we’ll just be giving previews up until the album’s out,” Swindell tells Billboard. “I’m ready to get it out there, ready to release more than just two songs from it so people can hear what we’ve been working on.”
Asked to describe the LP in three words, Swindell went with: “Damn good songs.”
You can watch the full video interview with Cole Swindell above.