Album: The Owl
Release date: September 20, 2019
Zac Brown Band, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band, announced this week that their sixth studio album, The Owl, is to be released via BMG on Sept. 20, 2019. Additionally, Zac Brown Band announced the new digital single off the forthcoming album, entitled “Leaving Love Behind,” is out now and That Nashville Sound has a streaming opportunity of the new single below.
The upcoming album title is inspired by the lore surrounding the great horned owl, which can see perfectly at night, making it a reliable guide, even during dark times.
Per the band, "The Owl will explore a deeper side of Zac Brown Band as they pull from this inspiration to create their most personal album to date. The Owl will not only feature the intricate melodies and dynamic vocal arrangements that Zac Brown Band has long been known for, but also explore new sounds through unexpected collaborations with producers and writers across different facets of the music world including Skrillex, Andrew Watt, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder among others. Zac Brown Band’s experimentation with sound can be heard throughout the band’s career discography and helped them develop a reputation as one of the most dynamic musical acts, marked by strong musicianship and a creative range that defies genre boundaries."
“We’ve been working tirelessly on this album over the past couple years, ensuring every detail is perfect,” said Zac Brown. “We are always pushing ourselves as musicians by blurring genre boundaries and incorporating all kinds of music we are personally inspired by, elevating what we are capable as a group. This album will have something for everyone, The Owl is exciting, raw, and unexpected. We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished on this record and can’t wait to finally share it with the fans.”
A three-time Grammy Award-winning band, Zac Brown Band have sold more than 30 million singles, 9 million albums, have achieved 15 No. 1 radio singles and are the second act in history to have topped both Country Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs charts. They took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart during their 2015 collaboration with the late Chris Cornell on “Heavy is the Head.”