Everything We Know About Florida Georgia Line’s Upcoming Fourth Album
First, there was Here's to the Good Times. Next, Anything Goes. After that, Dig Your Roots. And sometime in 2019, we'll be able to add the title of Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album to the list.
Many of the details about the upcoming album are still hidden, but with two songs out so far, and hints about another, we've started gathering all of the information we can about the latest release coming from FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
Here's everything we know (so far) about Florida Georgia Line's upcoming 2019 album.
The new FGL album hasn't been titled yet, but we'll update here as soon as we find out!
The Release Date
We don't have the exact release date yet, but Hubbard told Billboard that they anticipate an early 2019 release.
The Record Label
Like Here's to the Good Times, Anything Goes and Dig Your Roots, the new album will be on the Republic Nashville label.
The Album Art
We don't have the cover art for the new album yet, but we'll add it as soon as we do!
No word officially on this album's producer, but in the past, FGL have worked with producer Joey Moi, who initially discovered the duo at a country fair.
The first single from the new album is called "Simple." It was written by Hubbard and Kelley, along with Michael Hardy and Mark Holman, and it hints at the duo exploring some new directions. "Simple" borrows from folk and roots influences and fuses them with the high energy pop sensibilities we're used to from FGL. As Hubbard explains in a press release, "We are always wanting to push our sound forward and never make the same record twice."
"It's like one, two, three, just as easy as can be / Just the way you look at me, you make me smile / Ain't no need to complicate it / We both know that's overrated / We've been there, it's safe to say it ain't our style," goes the chorus of "Simple." "We're just simple like a six string / The way this world was meant to be / Like laugh and love, make a lot out of a little / It's just that simple, s-i-m-p-l-e, simple as can be / It's just that simple, s-i-m-p-l-e, simple as can be ..."
"Simple" is available for download on various streaming platforms.
On the same day that they released the album's first single, "Simple," FGL also surprise-dropped another song. "Colorado" is the second track available to listen to from the upcoming album, and it's about getting over a breakup through good friends who just happen to live in a state with legal ... self-medication.
"I've got friends from Colorado / I've got friends from Tennessee / So I've got something in a bottle / And I've got something from a seed," they sing in the chorus of "Colorado." "Since you said you didn't love me / Since you hung me out to dry / I've been drunk up in the Smokies / On a Rocky Mountain high."
We also know that the new FGL album will feature a collaboration with Jason Aldean, but it's not available for listening just yet.
You'll be able to hear more and more of the songs on FGL's upcoming album, because, as Hubbard tells Billboard, they plan on releasing a song or two each month until the release of the album. "Every song, we're really, really proud of -- from "Swerve," which has a kind of a different hip-hop feel, to a song called "People Are Different," an amazing life song," he says. True to his word, in early July, the duo shared "Talk You Out of It," and "Sittin' Pretty" in late August.
Over the course of 2018, Florida Georgia Line will have played more than 20 festivals and fairs. Upcoming shows that the duo are scheduled to play include NebraskaLand Days, Country Stampede, Summerfest and Hard Rock Live. Check out the band's website for more tour dates.
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