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Rolling Stone — With their performance of upbeat new single “Bartender” a standout at last week’s CMT Music Awards, Lady Antebellum is focusing on more such up-tempo material for their upcoming fifth album. Singer Charles Kelley revealed backstage at the nightly CMA Music Festival press conferences that he and bandmates Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott are exploring their enthusiastic side.
“We’re definitely leaning heavy into a fun, in your face record this time,” Kelley told reporters, including the blog the Country Vibe. “I think for us, this is by far the most kind of fun, up-tempo record we’ve ever made. I think we always set out to do that and for some reason we’ve always kind of strayed off into the ballad/mid-tempo world, [but] we stuck to it with this album.”
Kelley said the trio is targeting a fall release, but that could shift based on the performance of “Bartender,” a rousing getting-over-an-ex anthem.
“I love this song because there’s something empowering about not going for the rebound or just moping around over a guy,” Scott has said previously. “There are those times in your life when you need to feel sorry for yourself and be sad, but this song is all about hitting the dance floor with your girlfriends and just forgetting him.”
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Yesterday (May 21) Lady Antebellum performed their new single Bartender on the season finale of American Idol. They looked and sounded amazing! Check out 42 high quality photos in the gallery!
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Lady Antebellum will debut their latest single, ‘Bartender,’ during the ‘American Idol‘ finale on Wednesday (May 21).
The song, which is the first single from their upcoming album, is an uptempo tune about a woman who plans a night out to get over her broken heart.
“I think it’s always cool when you can capture what feels like a fun track where the lyrics are a little darker,” Charles Kelley says. “You really listen to the lyrics. It’s definitely a head-bobber, but then you kind of listen and you’re like, ‘Man, this girl is talking about literally drinking the pain away.’ I think those songs are cool when you can have that juxtaposition.”
“As a female, I love the fact that it’s not this song about her [saying], ‘My heart’s been broken, it’s so sad, he did me wrong.’ It’s not about going and rebounding with some other guy,” Hillary Scott adds. “She’s just going out with her friends and having a night to forget about what this dude just did to her. I love that as a woman, kind of taking the reins in a situation and getting over it in a fun way.”
The ‘American Idol’ finale will air Wednesday at 8PM ET on Fox.
The trio will also perform on Friday (May 23) in New York City, on the set of ‘Good Morning America,’ to kick off the show’s Summer Concert Series.