Charles Talks To Country Weekly About New Album

With “Downtown” burning up the charts, fans are anxious to learn more about what Lady Antebellum’s forthcoming fourth album might sound like. Charles Kelley tells Country Weekly the best words to describe the project are “organic” and “raw.”

“I don’t think we put any string sections on any song, which we had a lot of on the last two records. We just wanted to get back to our first record a little bit,” he says, citing the trio’s 2008 debut.

And while fans won’t be shouting “’Free Bird’!” at Lady A shows anytime soon, Charles reveals that some Southern rock has crept into the studio. “There is a lot of Southern rock influences on the other songs,” he says, comparing the twin lead guitars of “Downtown” to the Allman Brothers. “It feels very Allman Brothers meets Sheryl Crow. It’s something that we knew would be fun live.”

Charles is thrilled for fans to hear what else he and bandmates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood have come up with.

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