Lady Antebellum Collaborating With EDM Artist Audien
Lady Antebellum will be crossing genres with their next collaboration. The trio, made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, is working with Audien, an EDM DJ and producer, on a brand-new tune, "Something Better."
"This is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time," Kelley says (quote via Rolling Stone Country). "Lyrically, it was powerful. It reminded me of some those really great messages you hear from a band like Switchfoot.
"It took us out of our comfort zone," he adds. "We're learning as a band not to be so scared of things. We'll always stay true to the country genre, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun."
Audien (real name: Nate Rathbun) was the one to approach Lady A about working together on the song, Scott reveals.
"We loved the lyrics and the melody," she says.
The country trio proved their versatility -- and their ability to create something that works well within the EDM genre -- with their performance at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. They sang their current single, "Long Stretch of Love" while joined by Zedd, another EDM artist.
“We just wanted to try something different," Kelley says of the performance. "It’s fun to take yourselves out of your comfort zone, and the CMTs have always done that for us."
Lady Antebellum aren't the first country artists to work with EDM artists. In 2013, bluegrass artist Dan Tyminski provided vocals for Avicii's single "Hey Brother," and the Band Perry have revealed that they are collaborating with Diplo for their upcoming new album.
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