Dustin Lynch Reveals New Album Plans
Dustin Lynch stormed up the charts with his eponymous freshman album, which was released in 2012. The singer has just released the debut single, 'Where It's At,' from his upcoming sophomore project, which he admits is a bit of a departure from his first record.
"It’s a new chapter for me musically,” he tells Radio.com. “The song is actually a new kind of groove for me. It’s something we haven’t put out to radio yet. It’s less stomping of the boots and more hands in the air kind of thing.”
The 28-year-old says the song is the perfect tune to celebrate warm weather fun.
“The first time I heard it, it’s infectious,” he adds. “The guitar licks are like ear worms, they stay in your head forever. I just thought, ‘What a perfect summertime song.’ It’s about the simple things in life. It’s about the easy. It’s not glam. It’s a girl that’s chillin’ out in her pajamas. There’s nothing better than that, than being with somebody in the comfort of your own home.”
Not that all of his new project will be party songs. Lynch also reveals he's recorded another song, 'Daddy's Boots,' which is bound to leave more than a few fans reaching for a tissue.
"This particular day we were trying to write a song that had some impact to it, that meant something," he recalls. "I wasn’t feeling that great, I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to write today.’ But I decided to go in, and I’m glad I did. After a couple of hours of throwing around ideas, we were messing with another song idea and it hit me. I was like, ‘Oh wait a second. I used to play all these wedding receptions.’ The first dance is a huge thing, but the father-daughter dance is one that always got me choked up, because the groom is sitting there watching as the daddy’s giving his daughter away.”
While the Tennessee native says he doesn't have a release date yet for his sophomore album, chances are good that when it finally is released, the singer won't be downloading it onto his iPod.
“There’s something I love about going to Walmart or Target, anywhere that sells actual CDs. I love going into stores and buying the actual album because I’m a fan," he tells The Boot. "I live for looking at album artwork and who played on what song, where it was recorded. All that stuff is very important to me.”
Lynch is spending much of the next few months on the road, including shows in Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas later this month. See a complete list of his upcoming concerts here.