Lady Antebellum‘s fourth studio album, Golden, is due out May 7. The group performed the title cut for the first time in public on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday. The group will be back on GMA for a performance the day the album drops.
The overall feel of Golden is much lighter than Lady A’s previous albums, and that carefree vibe was influenced by last year’s Own the Night World Tour. “We just got off our first arena and amphitheater tour. So, we were like, “We need some anthems. Some big fun songs,'” explains Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “So, our first single, ‘Downtown,’ is one that’s just really loose and different for us. So, it’s a nice change, I think, for the fans.”
Group member Hillary Scott sings lead on “Downtown.” She says, “There’s a whole new sass to this record, and especially in this song that I was able to find. And it’s fun to perform. It’s awesome.”
All three members of Lady A are now married, and Hillary is expecting her first child with husband, drummer Chris Tyrell, this summer. With all three members in such a great place in their lives right now, the song “Golden” really sums up how Lady Antebellum is feeling these days. Dave Haywood says, “It reminded us of that moment when the three of us met and wrote our very first song. Kind of that golden moment back in time. So, we wanted to kind of capture that memory in the song. It kind of fits for us.”
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