After a short hiatus, Lady Antebellum are ready to crank it up again with their new single, “You Look Good,” which is the kick-off for their upcoming sixth studio album, Heart Break, due June 9. After going quiet for a year following the release and tour behind 2014’s 747, the trio will hit the road again, beginning May 26 with a show in Bakersfield, California, with opening acts Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.
“We knew right away that we had to name this album after a track that is a play on the word ‘heartbreak,’” singer Hillary Scott said in a statement announcing the the album on Thursday (Jan. 19). ”It’s all about those personal growths everyone goes through and it was liberating to get back in the studio with Charles (Kelley) and Dave (Haywood) to intertwine those feelings into the recording process. I feel like we’ve reemerged stronger than ever and I can’t wait to share more music!”
The celebrate their return the trio will host a Facebook Live event where they’ll premiere new music at 8 p.m. CT on Thursday. The swinging, funky horn-accented new single, available for streaming and download now, was produced by busbee and comes complete with a lyric video made up of photos shot during the sessions for the album.
“We’ve always loved experimenting with different instruments and sounds in the studio, but we’ve never used horns before,” Haywood said in the statement. “The energy they brought to this song is really fun and was validation for all three of us that it had to be our first single back.” Though venues for the tour have not yet been announced, the 43-date North American tour will include stops in Sacramento, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati, Toronto, Detroit, New York, Jacksonville, Omaha, Boston, St. Louis, Chicago and Nashville, among other cities. To buy tickets for select dates visit Megaticket.com beginning Jan. 27 or www.ladyantebellum.com starting Feb. 17.
“There’s also something contagious about the chorus that will be perfect in our live shows this year,” said Kelley. “We knew after the time off that we wanted to get back out on the road in a big way. We couldn’t be more ready to get back out there with the fans and hopefully make a few new ones too.”
Though the charts haven’t weighed in yet, one fan is already loving the retro-sounding smash: rising country star Maren Morris, who tweeted a congrats to Lady A early Thursday morning.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) January 19, 2017