Multi-Platinum selling THOMAS RHETT spent his childhood listening to the sounds of the FM radio. He would regularly flip from one station to another, cranking up a mix of Country, Pop, R&B, Rap, Rock and Oldies. It was a tangle of music. Decades later, he’s tipping his hat to those days with TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.), out September 25, an album that mixes the sound of his influences with equal doses of groove, melody and twang.
“I didn’t grow up listening to just one style of music,” shares Thomas Rhett. “So, I don’t know how to write just one style of music. Whether these songs have more of a Pop influence or more of a Hip-Hop influence or a completely Country influence, they all — in some crazy way — cohesively sound like a me song.”
Produced by a combination of music’s most respected and fresh talent, the 13-track album is filled with party anthems, dance tunes, drinking songs, love ballads and everything in between, all tied together by a dynamic singer who’s unafraid to blur the lines between genres. The record was written across the country before and after shows, while Thomas Rhett’s body was still flushed with adrenaline.
“At our shows, there aren’t any rules,” Thomas Rhett continues. “There’s no such thing as standing still and just singing a song. I love jumping into the crowd. I love to dance. The whole show is very uptempo, high energy, and completely unpredictable.”
Maybe that’s why TANGLED UP feels like such an upbeat, energetic record.
TANGLED UP TRACK LIST:
Dickerson, Sean Douglas, Gerry Goldstein, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Osker, Andreas
Schuller, Howard Scott, Joe Spargur, Ricky Reed, John Ryan)
Jacob Hindlin, Gamal Lewis, Charlie Puth, Joe Spargur)
Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure
*Produced by Chris DeStefano
**Produced by Joe London