Earlier this morning, the members of The Band Perry shared news about the sibling-trio's much-anticipated sophomore CD when they revealed its title, "Pioneer," and shared its album art via their social-media outlets.
Set for release April 2 on Republic Nashville, the release is the follow up to TBP's platinum-certified debut. The forthcoming offering, produced by the ACM Awards-nominated Dann Huff, reportedly follows in the tradition of its predecessor, with its country-meets-rock stylings in the songsmithing and performance departments.
“When we set out to record 'Pioneer,' the three of us drove across the country from Greeneville to Malibu to work with one of our musical superheroes, Rick Rubin,” bandmate Reid Perry told Examiner in a Feb. 14 email. “Our time in the studio with Rick was so incredible because during our early sessions he challenged us to set higher goals as songwriters.”
Moreover, continued Neil Perry, “With that experience came the realization that we needed to take the music back home to Tennessee and have Dann Huff bring the songs to life with his production. Sometimes where one starts off is not where one ends up, which is a big theme for us on 'Pioneer.'"
Already, Entertainment Weekly has declared the upcoming project as one of its “12 Albums We Can’t Wait For," and that's likely thanks in part to the success of its first single, "Better Dig Two," which topped the Billboard Country Chart this week and marked the act's third No. 1 at country radio. (The song also is the fastest-rising of their career and is closing in on 1,000,000 copies sold.)
“There is still so much to be discovered, so many things to be made," observed vocalist Kimberly Reid via the aforementioned missive. "There's still so much good to be done and so many songs to sing. So here we are, two years later -- marching forward, making noise. We are thankful for the momentum of the week and are thrilled that our release of 'Pioneer' is just around the corner. We can't wait!”
The Band Perry players also were announced as nominees for Group of the Year in the 48th Annual ACM Awards that will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 7 via CBS. For more information on this year's ACM nominees, please access this link.
Video view: To see The Band Perry discuss their music, initial success and inaugural Grammy nod, please access the clip embedded with this post.