Kristian Bush has released the second single off of his recently album, Southern Gravity"Light Me Up" was penned by Bush along with songwriter Jessie Rice, and the former Sugarland member says that the track is one he's been waiting to write for a quite a while.

"This song, "Light Me Up," is one that I have wanted to write for a while now — but I knew it would have to be from a man’s voice, so I waited," he tells Taste of Country. "I am excited to finally have the chance now that I am making a solo album. It’s the chance to say to women everywhere that there really is nothing in the world like the feeling of being loved by you. No feeling even close."

Southern Gravity marks Bush's first venture into solo album territory, after Sugarland decided to go on hiatus, and the album serves as a chance for fans to hear the Tennessee native sing after years of mainly hearing his voice through songwriting.

"[Being a solo artist] has its own unique energy," he tells Billboard. "In this case, no one's really familiar with my voice. They're familiar with my voice as a writer and my work as a producer, but Sugarland was, and still is, an evolution for Jennifer [Nettles]' voice. So this is completely open territory for me ... It's not the voice you expect, but it'll sound like something you would expect from Sugarland. When you're connecting it later, you'll go, 'Oh, that makes sense...'"

Southern Gravity is available for download via Amazon and iTunes.

Listen to Kristian Bush, "Light Me Up":