Lady Antebellum have announced their next single. The Grammy-award-winning trio broke the news directly to fans live via Facebook on Monday (Sept. 30).

 

The follow-up to their recent No. 1 hit 'Downtown,' the new song is a high-spirited singalong track driven by banjo and mandolin. The band recently took a break, and Charles Kelley says that was essential to a fresh sound for the new track.

“That break was more beneficial than we ever thought it would be and through some experimentation in the studio with Nathan Chapman, we found this new song that we knew we had to really dig into," he says in a press release.

“It was love at first listen with 'Compass,'” Dave Haywood adds. “You hear people talk about songs they knew they couldn't live without, and this is one of them for us.  Once we all got in the studio to record our parts and really work with the instrumentation, it took on an energy that felt really fresh and different.  We tried some new things vocally, and by adding foot stomps and hand claps to the acoustic sounds of the banjo, fiddle and mandolin, it really turned into something special.”

Hillary Scott fell in love with the spirit of the song. “As we made it our own, we decided we had to share it with the fans immediately…we just couldn't wait!" she says. "They’ve been so patient with us over the last few months as I’ve begun a new chapter in my life personally.  Everything takes on new meaning once you have a child, and now I can hear the message of the song through Eisele's ears too. It opens up a whole new world to you as an artist."

'Compass' will be available on iTunes on Tuesday (Oct. 1),  and will be included in a special deluxe edition of 'Golden' that will be available on Nov. 12.

Preview 'Compass' above.