To clear this up off the bat: The Zac Brown Band, three-time Grammy Award winners, is not going anywhere. Rather, Sir Rosevelt serves as Brown’s progression as an artist as he moves more into a mix of pop, dance and acoustics — an exploration that began with Zac Brown Band’s fourth major-label studio album Jekyll + Hyde in 2015.
“Sir Rosevelt is a new chapter in addition to Zac Brown Band,” Brown said in a statement. “A new outlet for creativity, connection and art. Get ready.”
Brown further explained, “To me, that’s what makes a real artist — it’s natural to want to create music that’s similar to what we like to listen to. [Sir Rosevelt] has become the outlet we have for everything outside of the homegrown roots of ZBB. I have no plan to abandon everything that we’ve ever done, but there are literally millions of different sounds out there, it’s like different colors to paint with.”
In the lyric video for “Something ‘Bout You,” the song’s verses are lit up in neon, “You make me wanna fall just looking at you,” animated with a blinking eyeball. Brown’s voice remains easily identifiable, and his signature country twang is not totally gone from the music, but the beat is undeniably more dance-pop than what we’re used to from him in ZBB.
Sir Rosevelt has previously released single “Sunday Finest,” which was co-written by Pharrell Williams.
The trio’s debut self-titled album, which you can pre-order, is slated to arrive Dec. 15.
Listen to “Something ‘Bout You” for the first time by watching the lyric video and peep the Sir Rosevelt album track list below:
“Sunday Finest” *
“Something ‘Bout You” **
“The Bravest” **
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us”
“For My Own” *
“Take Your Love Away”
“Let Me Go”
“Infinite & Endless”
* Co-written by Pharrell Williams
** Co-produced by Timbaland