eigning CMA and ACM Vocal "Group of the Year" Lady Antebellum released the lead single "Just A Kiss" off their forthcoming third Capitol Nashville studio album to radio today. Lady A will also host a live web chat through Facebook and ladyantebellum.com/live to talk about their new music on Tues., May 3 at 12:30pm CT, before debuting the song live on FOX's "American Idol" on Thurs., May 5 at 8:00P ET/7:00P CT.
"We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs," explains Scott. "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.'"
"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," said Haywood. "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 day we wrote this song was one of those days that renewed my faith in the bond the three of us have as songwriters," adds Kelley. "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'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."
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The new album, slated for release later this year, follows the band's second disc NEED YOU NOW. Since its release in Jan. 2010, the album has sold over five million copies across the globe, spawned three multi-week No. one hits ("Need You Now," "American Honey," "Our Kind of Love"), taken home five GRAMMY Awards and scored over a dozen other award show trophies. For more information on "Just A Kiss" and a full list of appearances and tour dates, please visit www.ladyantebellum.com.