Lady Antebellum will release their eighth studio album, Ocean, on Nov. 15.
The 13-track offering, which was produced by first-time collaboration Dann Huff, features a number of top songwriters, including Ross Copperman, Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, busbee, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz, Corey Crowder and more. Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley had a hand in writing seven of the tracks. The album’s “The Thing That Wrecks You” features a collaboration with Little Big Town.
“There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are—as writers, vocalists and people—that came out in each of these songs,” says Dave. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”
“It’s such a cinematic and theatrical melody that really tied together our standpoint of this record as a whole,” says Hillary. “Ocean stands for all of the things that we think and feel when we hear the word. Its parallel with those feelings much like the songs about barely keeping your head above water and others that make you feel like everything is smooth sailing.”
The album’s lead single, “What If I Never Get Over You,” is currently No. 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 18 weeks. Lady A also released a new video for the album’s title track on Sept 20, which you can watch below.
Ocean Track Listing & Songwriters
1. “What If I Never Get Over You” (Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
2. “Pictures” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
3. “Crazy Love” (Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
4. “You Can Do You” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
5. “What I’m Leaving For” (Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath, Laura Veltz)
6. “Be Patient With My Love” (Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West)
7. “Alright” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Busbee, Justin Ebach)
8. “Let It Be Love” (Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
9. “On A Night Like This” (Dave Barnes)
10. “Boots” (Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” feat. Little Big Town (Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
12. “Mansion” (Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
13. “Ocean” (Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)
photo by NCD