Everything We Know About Kane Brown’s Sophomore Album
Kane Brown's self-titled debut album set records when it launched at the top of the charts in 2016. The album generated two No. 1 hits for Brown, including his duet with Lauren Alaina, "What Ifs." Brown has proved his strength as a name in country music that won't be fading any time in the near future.
His newest single, "Lose It," is the first taste of music off his upcoming and highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due out later this fall. We've rounded up all the details about Brown's new album. Check back for updates as more information is released!
Brown's new album hasn't been titled yet, we'll update here as soon as we find out!
The Release Date
The album is set to release on Nov. 9.
The Record Label
Brown signed with Sony Music Nashville's RCA Nashville in January of 2016.
The Album Cover
The legendary Dan Huff is at the helm of Brown's upcoming album. Huff and Matt McVaney produced Brown's first album.
Brown released "Lose It" as the first single off his new album. The song is heavy on the banjo and fiddle, one of Brown's trademarks, while still delivering a poppy, urban vibe. Brown has been playing the crowd-pleasing tune live for some time now, and the single release on June 7 was met with great enthusiasm by fans and new followers alike.
Brown's play on words in the lyrics are one of his songwriting signatures.
"That little ringing buzzing good for nothing phone in your hands / The directions to the party that's just started with that cover band / That old school radio station, let's just driving until it's faded / Girl, let's lose it, tonight." the first verse launches, coaching a romantic prospect to offload distractions. The lyrical theme switches in the chorus, as Brown admits that he's the one losing it, when she's all in.
"I don't think you know what you're doing to me /You got my heart skip-skipping a beat tonight / Close enough so that space between / You and me, let's lose it / The way you're dancing, swaying to the music / Girl, that body and how you move it / Every time you cross my mind / Girl, I lose it."
Written by Brown along with Chase McGill and Will Wheatherly, "Lose It" might be a good glimpse of what's to come on the album. Brown says he intentionally weaves back and forth between styles: "I put them [together] to kind of make my own lane," he explains.
"[The song's] got a little fiddle, which we didn't have on the debut album at all, or any of my music I've ever released," Brown points out. "We've got a different-sounding guitar. Every time I go into a country music club, I see people two-stepping to all these different kinds of music, and this song is a little different from [classic country], but I'm hoping it's something people can two-step to."
"We've got a couple [collaborations] that we've talked about," Brown says. "They haven't happened yet, so we'll see ..."
That collaboration with Rhett is still in the very early stages, admittedly. Brown says they "were texting" about the idea, but "we don't know for a fact."
"It'd be cool though," he admits.
Brown says the yet-to-be-named project is "a better album" than his self-titled debut album, which was released in 2016; he calls that project an "autobiography," whereas this next record will be "more fun."
"We're trying to get my show a little more energy," Brown says, "so we're just trying to do a bunch of different things."
Brown wrote or co-wrote a majority of the songs on his debut album; for now, only a few of this new album's songs are ready to go, but Brown says the final product will be different from anything he has released to date.
"It's kind of clashing old-school [country] and new-school [country] and doing something different with it," he explains. "So we'll see."
We will update here when we have more details about the songs that will be included on the album.
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