After a banner year marked by their award-winning single “Girl Crush,” country group Little Big Town have announced a new album, Wanderlust, produced by Pharrell Williams. The first song, “One of Those Days,” is out now and can be heard below (they’ll also perform the tune on the season finale of The Voice Tuesday night). The album, due out June 10 will feature eight new songs, according to a release.
“Wanderlust is the result of an incredible friendship and chemistry we have with Pharrell Williams,” said Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild in a statement. ”What started out as one writing session a few months ago turned into multiple writing sessions, as well as back and forth trips from Nashville to Los Angeles. When the songs started coming together, we realized it was too special to not share with our fans. Pharrell loves country music and is a huge fan of harmony. That shared passion and appreciation took us on a creative journey we had no idea would happen. The music feels like our worlds have collided in the best possible way – his infectious grooves paired with our layered vocals and harmonies. This music is meant to be danced to, sung along with and turned up loud. It’s uplifting and hopeful. We’ve been a band for a long time and have had the pleasure of collaborating with so many people, and it’s been a complete joy to make music with Pharrell!”
The “Happy” star echoed the sentiment: “We had a great time working together because we all love harmonies and that’s a really fun way to make a record,” Pharrell said. “A lot of the songs were based on what the group were going through at the time and creating good feelings around those experiences.”
Earlier this year, Fairchild teased the new collection, which is a follow-up to 2014’s Pain Killer. “We always want to do things we’ve never done before,” she told EW. “We want it to sound like what we do live.”
This year, the group won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Duo/ Group performance and Best Country Song. They also nabbed two Country Music Association Awards and were up for two Academy of Country Music Awards.