added: 21 Jul 2014 // by: Marco Gandolfi
Lady Antebellum will release their fifth studio album '747' in October.
'We unanimously knew that our album title had to be 747,' said Lady A's Hillary Scott. 'The track itself has this pushing, driving spirit about it that sums up our attitude right now. We are pushing ourselves as a band and as songwriters.taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and not taking ourselves too seriously. There's an urgency and an energy to it that we've never released before.'
Taylor Swift producer Nathan Chapman has worked on the new record with Lady Antebellum.
'Bartender' is the first single. 'We are so ready to get this music out,' continued Charles Kelley. 'To get the reaction we've gotten from 'Bartender' has only made us more fired up about the rest of these songs!'
For the '747' album as well as working with Chapman, Lady A also chose new songwriters to co-write with. 'We had the opportunity to write with some new songwriters and really dig for outside songs that were songs we wish we'd written,' added Dave Haywood. 'As we took them into the studio, we changed our approach and challenged ourselves to try some new things that were outside of what we'd done before.'
747 TRACK LIST:
1. Long Stretch of Love (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Josh Kear)
2. Bartender (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Rodney Clawson)
3. Lie With Me (Marc Beeson, Abe Stoklasa)
4. Freestyle (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Shane McAnally)
5. Down South (Stephanie Chapman, Christian Rada, Dave Thomson)
6. One Great Mystery (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Josh Kear)
7. Sounded Good At The Time (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
8. She Is (Ben Rector, Jeff Pardo)
9. Damn You Seventeen (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
10. 747 (Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith, Cary Barlowe)
11. Just A Girl (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Shane McAnally)
'747' will be released in Australia via EMI on October 3.