Multi-Grammy and CMA award winning duo, Sugarland, are set to release their first UK and Ireland album via Decca Records, â€˜The Incredible Machineâ€™, on February 7th 2011.
A country record. A pop record. A ballad record. But above all, an authentic record. â€˜The Incredible Machineâ€™ is a soaring album elevated by sky-high choruses, ringing guitars and pulsing drums that recall the beating of the albumâ€™s titular engine, the human heart.
Selling a whopping 8 million albums in the US across their last three albums, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have described Incredible Machine as â€œa collection of anthemsâ€.
From the fanfare of the albumâ€™s opener â€˜All We Areâ€™ to Jenniferâ€™s sublime piano-ballad closer â€˜Shine the Lightâ€™, this is an album built for stadiums. â€œWhen you have an instrument as powerful and as graceful as Jenniferâ€™s voice, you donâ€™t want to tip-toe in. You really go for it!,â€ explains Kristian.
The joyous â€˜Find the Beat Againâ€™ sees Jennifer reminds us that nothing lasts forever, while Kristianâ€™s siren-like guitar soundâ€”a technique he adapted from The Clash, he saysâ€”pushes the song toward its climax.
â€˜Stand Upâ€™, in which the band exhorts listeners to â€œuse your voiceâ€ is a tale of personal empowerment. Itâ€™s also one of two songs on the album to showcase Kristianâ€™s voice. â€œI donâ€™t know how many people have really ever heard me sing before,â€ he says. â€œFor fans of the band, itâ€™s like a whole new layer is peeled back.â€
â€˜All We Areâ€™ is equally triumphant. A rallying cry, it culminates in a mass of melodies folding upon one another. The result is breathtaking and solidifies the duoâ€™s ability to write complex fare as well as breezy tunes such as the first single â€˜Stuck like Glueâ€™, out January 31st.
â€œWe write songs for different reasons. There are some songs that we want to change your life and there are some that we just want to change your day. Thatâ€™s what â€˜Stuck like Glueâ€™ is,â€ Jennifer laughs.