Thomas Rhett Announces Sophomore Album, ‘Tangled Up’
Thomas Rhett has revealed some exciting news: His sophomore record, Tangled Up, will be released on Sept. 25.
The album, which will be released via the Valory Music Co., will feature Rhett's most recent single, "Crash and Burn," and, much like that song, will combine several of the country singer's musical influences. Rhett makes it clear that this album's inspiration was not strictly limited to the sounds of country music; rather, all of his influences are "tangled up" in a web of a rock-solid record.
“This album is something we’ve been working on for two years, and musically, it really pulls from all the things I have been inspired by during that time," Rhett says in a press release. "The title Tangled Up comes from a lyric in one of the new songs, and I think it's a cool way to point to all the different influences that I have as an artist and a songwriter -- from soul and R&B to old-school country to rock and everything in between. They are all in this record!"
Since his freshman project, the platinum-selling singer has seen much success. It isn't every day that three singles from a debut album become No. 1 hits; in fact, It Goes Like This was the first time in more than 20 years that a solo male country artist has had such great success with a first album. So, Rhett's following his instincts on Tangled Up, and "Crash And Burn" is a prime example of the type of music that will be on the record.
“The first time I listened to that song, I didn’t even listen to the words,” Rhett recalls. “The music just entranced me so much that I was jamming to the music. The more times I listened to it, the more I realized how sad the song was. So if you go back to the ‘50s and ‘60s, there were a lot of those songs that had those great, amazing, feel-good melodies, with such a sad ‘she broke my heart’ lyric. I think that is the thing that kind of drew me to "Crash and Burn" in the first place.
"It’s just a lot of fun for me, whether it’s a song that’s a deep, emotional love ballad, or it’s a song like "Crash" or something like that, I get pure joy from singing those songs, when I record them or play them live," he adds.
Tangled Up's track listing is not yet available, but Rhett is turning to his fans for help in choosing the disc's cover art. Four designs are posted on ThomasRhett.com for voting, and the winning cover will be revealed soon.
Rhett will soon be leaving on another part of Florida Georgia Line's 2015 Anything Goes Tour, along with country rocker Frankie Ballard; the trek runs through mid-October. But there will be no rest for the talented, however, as Rhett and buddy Brett Eldredge are also prepping for their co-headlining 2015 CMT on Tour trek, which begins in the fall.
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