Kristian Bush is releasing the third installment of his four-album release 52 – New Blue on Sept. 30. In celebration of the release, he’s shared two new tracks from the collection, “Diamond Motel” and “When’s The Last Time (feat. Dark Water).”
When creating the project, Bush set out to assemble a collection of love songs, but ultimately re-discovered another love—the ‘90s. Finding success as one half of Sugarland, he is also part of folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim, which formed in the ‘90s.
Bush co-wrote each of the 12 songs on 52 – New Blue, and many of his co-writers have written popular hits in or around the 90’s. He teamed with Billy Steinberg (“Like a Virgin,” “True Colors”), Matraca Berg (“Strawberry Wine,” “You and Tequila”), Billy Montana (“Bring on the Rain,” “More Than a Memory”) and Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors on tracks for the new project.
“While looking for a way to group my songs for this next release, I stumbled on a truth. I found a New Blue. I found that the music and attitude, lyrics and chords, and the foundation of me walking out onto rock stages in the ‘90s, was woven into every Sugarland song, every solo song, every production and every co-write since. Many of the songs on this project feel like songs I would have put out in 1995.”
The final volume of Bush’s set is slated to be released in early 2023. The four-installment album series is named, not only his 52nd year on this planet, but the idea of a year—split into four seasons and 52 weeks—with all four albums released within a year’s time.
52 – New Blue Track List:
Diamond Motel –Kristian Bush, Billy Steinberg
Sailing to Arizona (feat. Chris Barron) – Kristian Bush, Jeff Cohen, Chris Barron
When’s The Last Time (feat. Dark Water) – Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks, Brandon Bush
The Great American Scream Machine (feat. Amie Miriello)–Kristian Bush
Give Me A Road–Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks
Crazy That Way (feat. Stephanie Lambring) –Kristian Bush, Bobby Pinson
Way With Words–Kristian Bush, Justin Lance, Clint Daniels
Man Like Me–Kristian Bush, Taylor Davis
Somebody Promised You–Kristian Bush
Mirror Behind The Bar–Kristian Bush, Phillip Lammonds, Billy Montana
New Girl (feat. Amie Miriello)–Kristian Bush, Matracea Berg, Jeff Cohen, Daniel Tashain
Put A Dent In It–Kristian Bush, Ellis Paul, Connie Harrington
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