Sugarland Back With ‘Bigger’ Track Listing, Album Art
The duo's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have unveiled the cover art and track listing for a new album, and they wrote all but one of the album's 11 songs. A track called by "Babe" written by Taylor Swift (with Train's Pat Monahan) is stealing headlines, and the pop-country superstar is also featured on the song.
But titles "On a Roll," "Mother" and "Bird in a Cage" pique interest, and of course you'll find the title track — the already-released lead single "Still the Same."
The album cover is big — okay, Bigger — featuring thick, red and white stripes like that of a circus tent in the background with the words "Bigger" written in giant, hand-painted black. The country duo's name is scrawled across the front.
"Our hopefulness and our sparkiness and our joy is one of the things I think we do uniquely well, especially in the country format. We offer that in a unique way," Nettles says in a press release, speaking of the duo's comeback album. It's their first release since 2010's The Incredible Machine — their first since a live performance ended in tragedy and resulting lawsuits and the first since the duo ultimately decided to press pause.
"We have always enjoyed playing in the margins and stretching the format. But it’s fun to have taken this time away and seen how the format has expanded and how music has evolved," Nettles adds. "Before, we were playing in the margins. Now, the margins have moved, and that’s fun to hear.”
Bigger will drop on June 8, just days after the duo begins their summer-long Still the Same Tour that takes them to 48 cities. Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Frankie Ballard and Nashville's Clare Bowen are all coming along for the ride as opening acts.
Sugarland's Bigger Track Listing:
1. "Bigger" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
2. "On a Roll" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
3. "Let Me Remind You" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
4. "Mother" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
5. "Still the Same" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
6. "Lean It on Back" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
7. "Babe (featuring Taylor Swift)" (Taylor Swift, Pat Monahan)
8. "Bird in a Cage" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
9. "Love Me Like I'm Leaving" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, Tim Owens)
10. "Tuesday's Broken" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
11. "Not the Only" (Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles)
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