Everything We Know About the Band Perry’s New Album, ‘Heart + Beat’
It's been more than two years since the Band Perry have released a new album, so fans are eager to get their hands on a new project. Thankfully, the wait for new music is almost over.
After releasing Pioneer in 2013, the the sibling trio, made up of Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, landed on the charts with their version of Glen Campbell's "Gentle on My Mind," from the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, in 2014. Much of 2015 has been spent working on their third studio album, and the project's debut single, "Live Forever," which hints at a new direction for the threesome, is currently climbing the charts.
Below, The Boot has rounded up all of the known details about TBP's upcoming project.
The Band Perry's new album will be called Heart + Beat.
The Release Date
A release date for Heart + Beat has not yet been announced.
The Record Label
Heart + Beat will be released on Republic Nashville.
On what is easily their most unusual album cover to date, the three siblings' faces each appear, covered in yellow paint. On each face, a portion of the album's title is painted in white.
“Making this third album, we’ve had the most fun that we’ve ever had in the studio,” Kimberly Perry tells CMT's Cody Alan. “And so we really felt electrified and energetic, and yellow just seemed to be the color that we visualized around that.”
The debut single from Heart + Beat, "Live Forever," was written by the three Perry siblings, along with four other writers, including pop songwriter Jenna Andrews and Swedish producer Nadir Khayat.
""Live Forever” was one of the last songs that we wrote for the new record that we’ve been working on for a couple years,” Kimberly Perry tells Robin Roberts. “And when we penned this song, we were like, ‘This is absolutely the first thing that all of you guys need to hear from the Band Perry.’"'
With lines like, “You will be my only one / Hold my hand so we can run / You and I, we’re staying young / We’re gonna live, gonna live forever / This time I want it all / I want it right now / Want to feel the fall / Go, go crazy / Go, go crazy / We’re gonna live / We’re gonna live forever," the anthemic tune still evokes a response from the trio.
“Every time I hear the chorus of “Live Forever,” I can’t help but put my hands up in the air,” says Reid Perry. “It’s one of those songs that, after listening to it, makes you feel like you can conquer the world.”
TBP released a music video for "Live Forever" in mid-August, just a few days after dropping the single.
The Band Perry pulled in several hit artists, from all genres, to collaborate on Heart + Beat, including Pharrell Williams, Diplo and "Little Red Wagon" writer Audra Mae.
“For this new record we’re actually, we’re mixing it up,” Kimberly Perry acknowledges. “We have a lot of interesting things happening. You know, the co-writes are one thing we’ve gotten really excited about as well ... We’ve just made a lot of new writing friendships and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it.”
A complete track listing for Heart + Beat has not yet been released.
Heart + Beat will sonically be different than both the Band Perry's eponymous debut album and Pioneer. After taking a few small risks with previous hits such as "If I Die Young" and "Chainsaw," the trio was ready to really break out of their comfort zone with their new set of tunes.
"This album, we’re dreaming in color,” Kimberly Perry explains. “Everything is so colorful and enthusiastic and happy. We’re walking out of the studio with giant smiles on our faces.”
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