Little Big Town will release their anticipated 10th studio album, “Mr. Sun,” on Friday.
A press release said, “The genesis of ‘Mr. Sun’ was unlike any of their previous albums. Due to the pandemic, the band found themselves off the road and apart for the first time ever throughout their 20-year journey. The resilience and creativity born from those months unearthed a deep appreciation for both one another, and the privilege of making music – ultimately inspiring the self-produced ‘Mr. Sun,’ which packs both the sparkle of storytelling and the heat of truth-telling in a way only Little Big Town can.”
LBT’s Kimberly Schlapman said, “Any time we make a record, we hope that when the fans hear it, they identify with parts of their own lives or their past experiences, and can make the song their own and their own story – and this record is no different. I hope and pray that when fans hear this, they go, ‘Yes! I’ve been there’ or ‘Yes, I so badly want that,’ or ‘Yeah, I know I’m not the only one who’s been through that.’ It just means everything to us when fans come up and say that song got me through this moment in my life or that song means everything to me or we had that song at my wedding. I mean, just any of those things means that all that work and time and everything we put into making a record, it means that it’s also someone else’s story and it’s just the biggest compliment.”
New and old relationships are woven through “Mr. Sun,” with a member of the band writing or co-writing 13 of the 16 tracks, and a grand total of 33 songwriters hailing from three countries and 20 different states. These songwriting relationships span from 20-year friendships to first time connections,” resulting in an album beaming with color across the entire spectrum.”
To celebrate the album’s release, the band will perform on the 2022 “Citi Concert Series” on “Today” tomorrow from the “Today” Plaza at 30 Rock. They’re set to perform songs such as “All Summer,” “Rich Man” and “Wine, Beer, Whiskey.” Catch another performance during the 9 a.m. hour.