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Maddie & Tae reveal sophomore album, 'The Way It Feels'

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Sat, Feb 8th 2020 10:35 am

As Platinum-selling duo Maddie & Tae are “riding a gust of momentum” (PEOPLE) following an explosive 2019 unveiling new music that is “drenched in raw, vulnerable emotion” (American Songwriter), the pair continues to fill-in pages of their expansive journey, revealing details this week of their highly anticipated full-length sophomore album, “The Way It Feels” (Mercury Nashville), set to be released April 10. Produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells, the album is available for pre-save NOW.

Featuring songs and stories from their previous two EPs shared last year, which helped propel the pair as the Best Streaming Female Country Duo of All Time with over 812 million streams and earning instant critical applause for introducing “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press), “The Way It Feels” is rounded out with five brand-new tracks all co-written by Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, culminating in the duo’s winding journey of love, loss … and most importantly redemption.

Opening with the “feel-good” (Billboard) “Everywhere I’m Goin,” their boldly honest sophomore album balances the tumbling heartache of their current single “Die From A Broken Heart” and the “harmony-rich ballad” (Rolling Stone) “Lay Here With Me” feat. Dierks Bentley into all-consuming love of “Trying On Rings,” “My Man” and “Write A Book.” Stand-out moments of strength include “One Heart To Another,” while some of their most raw moments are on in display in the delicate “Water In His Wine Glass.”

“It has been four years since we’ve released an album. For us, this is a lot more than just an album release,” Marlow shared. “This sophomore album will always be a reminder that, no matter the setbacks and struggles, we will come out stronger and better. We are so proud of this 15-song story. We wrote these songs during the most vulnerable times and our hope is that people hear that and connect.”

“The Way it Feels is finally here!” Dye added. “These songs will always represent something so beautiful and spiritual to us. And hopefully, it will represent something similar to people who listen.”

Having road-tested a handful of their new music last year as the duo “took their live show to the next level” (Washington Post) spanning Carrie Underwood’s 55-city “The Cry Pretty Tour 360” and performances on the 2019 ACM and CMA Awards as well as back-to-back “Today Show” appearances, the pair is looking ahead to commanding its own stage on the headlining “Tourist in this Town” Tour, kicking off in April. Tickets are available now at www.maddieandtae.com/tour. Following their headlining outing, Maddie & Tae’s is set to “get the crowd smoldering” (The Oklahoman) all summer on Lady Antebellum’s nationwide “Ocean” Tour.

Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) with a “sound that’s identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard).

Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their “Girl In A Country Song,” which took country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going Platinum. The pairing became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the country airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars, including Underwood, Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road. 

For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

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