Artists like to sing about what they know and for4 Blake Shelton that’s getting drunk apparently. When his new album comes out in September Blake tells Rolling Stone Country, “The whole album is searching for parts of me that I think have…not gotten lost along the way, but stuff that I haven’t addressed in my music as much as I used to, whether it’s drinking songs, heartbreak songs or songs about how people treat you. Things like that.”
Blake says his recent albums have “been so positive” because he’s “been in this awesome place,” which he still is but he says “Bringing Back the Sunshine” will “bringing back the country” but keep a modern feel.
He admits artists right now are “pushing boundaries” — and he’s “as guilty of it as anybody.”
“It’s the only way to be a little more political about where we are in country music” and it starts with the album’s first song “Neon Light.”
The album will be in stores September 30th.