Hear ‘Something Better,’ Lady Antebellum’s Collaboration With EDM Artist Audien
The country trio and EDM artist have released their collaboration, "Something Better," and while it can be a scary thing to intentionally color outside the lines of a genre, Lady A were up for the challenge.
“Working with someone like Audien puts us a little outside of our comfort zone, but as a band, we’ve always been up for trying different things," trio member Charles Kelley tells Entertainment Weekly. "The first time we heard the song, we knew we wanted to be part of it. We were immediately drawn to its great melody and powerful lyric.”
Ever the versatile act, Lady A push boundaries with this tune and show that they're not just a top-notch country group; they're a top-notch group, period.
"We’ll always stay true to the country genre," Kelley reflects, "but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun.”
While Lady A were psyched about getting to collaborate on something so different, Rathbun was equally excited; in fact, this song trumps all of the projects he's ever done, he says.
“With "Something Better," I wanted to push boundaries,” he says. “The song lends itself perfectly to call-and-response vocals and anthemic harmonies. Lady Antebellum aren’t just some of the best voices in country music, but in overall music. It was a shot in the dark, but fortunately they felt as passionately about the song’s uplifting theme as I did. The result is simply my favorite thing I’ve ever done.”
Lady A have dabbled in the EDM waters before, recently kicking off the 2015 CMT Music Awards with a collaboration with EDM artist Zedd. They performed a mashup of "Long Stretch of Love" and "Beautiful Now."
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