Taylor Swift Co-Wrote One of Sugarland’s New Songs With Train’s Pat Monahan (and She Sings on It, Too!)
Sugarland have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming new album, Bigger -- and it includes a song featuring Taylor Swift. Swift also co-wrote the song, titled "Babe," with Train lead singer Pat Monahan.
"Babe" is Track No. 7 (out of 11) on Sugarland's forthcoming record. It's the only song on the album that the duo did not write; in addition to co-writing 10 of the disc's songs, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles also co-produced Bigger, with Julian Raymond.
No further details about "Babe" have been made available. Swift is the record's only special guest; aside from her and Monahan, the only outside writer on the project is Tim Owens, who co-wrote Track No. 9, "Love Me Like I'm Leaving," with Bush and Nettles.
Bigger will be Sugarland's sixth studio album, and their first since 2010's The Incredible Machine. Bush and Nettles put the duo on hiatus in 2012, and have pursued solo projects, acting (Nettles) and production work (Bush) in the years since.
“We have always enjoyed playing in the margins and stretching the format. But it’s fun to have taken this time away and seen how the format has expanded and how music has evolved," Nettles says in a press release. “Before, we were playing in the margins. Now, the margins have moved, and that’s fun to hear.”
A complete track listing for Bigger is below.
Sugarland, Bigger Track Listing:
1. “Bigger” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
2. “On a Roll” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
3. “Let Me Remind You” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
4. “Mother” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
5. “Still the Same” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
6. “Lean It on Back” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
7. “Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)” | Taylor Swift, Pat Monahan
8. “Bird in a Cage” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
9. “Love Me Like I’m Leaving” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, Tim Owens
10. “Tuesday’s Broken” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
11. “Not the Only” | Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
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