ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett has released his third studio album, ‘Life Changes’ via Big Machine Records. Today, Thomas also shares the album’s next single ‘Unforgettable’, which he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
Blending Country, Pop and R’n’B into a refreshingly timeless sound, Thomas has enjoyed a meteoric rise that has seen him hailed as one of America’s brightest new talents. Scoring his first hit in 2012, Thomas introduced a sound that mixed the southern swagger of Country music with Pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of Rock. Thomas has gone on to win ‘Male Vocalist Of The Year’ at the ACMs, performed with artists Nick Jonas and Zara Larsson, astonished audiences at London’s Country 2 Country festival, and has become a husband and father too.
‘Life Changes’ is Thomas at his most impressive and accomplished to date. Kicking off the album is the already chart-topping ‘Craving You,’ and from there it carves a path as wild and wide as his own career. There are coming-of-age Country ballads, heartland Rock & Roll anthems, EDM-influenced Pop tracks and R‘n’B slow jams all wrapped together by the songwriting skills and elastic vocals of a frontman who’s willing to shine a light on his own milestones and mistakes.
“I am and will always be a country artist,” Thomas Rhett said. “It’s who I am, it’s in my blood. I will always try to push boundaries because that rebellious side has been in me since I was a kid. My voice and my journey that inspired these songs is the glue that makes this album cohesive. This is where I’m at musically and these are my stories.”
Thomas Rhett found himself in the producer’s chair for the new album alongside Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure, as well as new collaborators Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and Joe London (Fifth Harmony, Jason Derulo). Having a hand in writing 10 of the album’s 14 tracks, there’s plenty of autobiography, but his stories are so compelling because they are our stories, too. And like any great storyteller, he weaves a wide narrative with the new collection, delivering the album from several different perspectives.
2017 will also see Thomas bring his ‘Home Team’ tour to the UK after drawing impressive crowds last year. The GRAMMY nominated singer marks his debut with a sold out show on London’s Roundhouse stage on 10th November.
LIFE CHANGES Track Listing:
1. “Craving You” (featuring Maren Morris)
4. “Drink A Little Beer” (featuring Rhett Akins)
5. “Marry Me”
6. “Leave Right Now”
7. “Smooth Like The Summer”
8. “Life Changes”
9. “When You Look Like That”
11. “Kiss Me Like A Stranger”
13. “Gateway Love”