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Lady Antebellum Give Their New Album ‘Just a Kiss’

Capitol Records

Lady Antebellum are hard at work on their follow-up to their multi-platinum-selling sophomore CD, ‘Need You Now.’ The Grammy-winning trio wrote several songs for the upcoming project, including their new single, ‘Just a Kiss,’ which made it onto the album in the proverbial 11th hour. [Listen to the song below.]

“The day we wrote this song was one of those days that renewed my faith in the bond the three of us have as songwriters,” Lady A singer Charles Kelley remembers. “It came so easily, and it reminded me of the early days when we first started out, and we’d spend hours in my brother Josh [Kelley]‘s house writing songs. Everyone keeps asking if we feel pressure after the success of ‘Need You Now,’ and we are trying to not even think about the new album or these songs in those terms. We are just writing about what we are going through in our lives, and we hope that country music fans continue to connect with them.”

Hillary Scott, who is happily dating drummer Chris Tyrell, acknowledges her budding romance may have made its way into the song. “We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs,” she notes. “There is so much excitement at the beginning of a new relationship … all the butterflies and that optimistic feeling that this person could be ‘the one.’ This song is about one of those times when your brain kicks in and tells your heart ‘good things are worth waiting for.’”

Dave Haywood adds that the male-female ratio in the group enhances their songwriting ability. “One of the best things about writing for us is that we have the option to speak from both the man and woman’s perspective because Charles and Hill can share lead vocals,” says Dave. “This is actually the very last song we wrote for the album. We were about six songs into recording and someone had this idea, so we sat down to write it. Then we took it to our producer Paul Worley, and a few days later we were recording it.”

The trio will perform the new song on ‘American Idol‘ this Thursday (May 5) on FOX. The group will have to finish the new album between dates on their concert schedule, including a show in New York next week and an appearance at Nashville’s CMA Music Festival in June. See their concert schedule here.

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