Kristian Bush will release the final installment of his four-album collection, 52-This Year, on March 10 via Big Machine Label Group.
Bush shared the album’s lead single, “Already Yours,” today (Feb. 20) on all streaming services. The melody-driven track celebrates true and instant love, and was co-written by Bush with Andy Alberts and Andrew DeRoberts.
“It’s strange that we don’t have names for certain feelings even with all of the words we have in the English language,” Bush says. “But the feeling you get when you realize someone you have just met feels like someone you’ve known for lifetimes is the feeling this entire song is about.”
With 52-This Year, the solo artist and Sugarland founder will have completed four albums within the span of one year—the same number of albums released by Sugarland to date. Across the 52 songs (one for each year of his life) and especially in the final 14, Bush embraces the wisdom and experiences accumulated from decades spent in the music business.
The album title draws its name from the lyrics of the album’s final song, the deeply personal “New Year’s Resolution #7,” which Bush penned on New Year’s Day 2016 while both reflecting and looking to the future.
“I was making a list of the things I wanted to do, what I wanted to change, and what I thought I got right last year that I should keep up,” Bush says. “It is the truth of me, the closest you will probably ever get to knowing me, so it seems appropriate as the title to this final volume of 52.”
Along with juggling his four-album release, Bush launched and hosts his weekly podcast, 52-The Podcast, that explores the connection between his new songs and past hits, produces Megan Moroney, leads his label/publishing company Songs of the Architect, writes, records and performs with his rock band Dark Water and his folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim. He is also gearing up for Sugarland’s impending 20-year anniversary.
52- This Year Track List:
“Can’t Fix” | Kristian Bush, Connie Harrington
“Already Yours” | Kristian Bush, Andy Alberts, Andrew DeRoberts
“This Is How Love Sounds” | Kristian Bush, Jeff Cohen, Jon Nite
“The Space Between Us” | Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks
“If I Could Be” | Kristian Bush, Connie Harrington, Paul Plissey
“Let It Be Me” | Kristian Bush, Brandon Bush, JT Harding
“Love and Blue Jeans (feat. Billy Pilgrim)” | Rodney Clawson, Luke Dick, Shane McAnally
“Going Out of Business” | Kristian Bush, Jeff Trott
“Victory Lap” | Kristian Bush, Jeff Trott
“First Glass of Wine” | Kristian Bush, Benji Shanks
“Longneck with Jesus (feat. Billy Pilgrim)” | Kristian Bush, Marty Dodson, Paul Overstreet
“What Love Is” | Kristian Bush, Phil Barton, Liz Rose
“If You Gotta Go Now” | Kristian Bush, Jeff Cohen, Matt Thiessen
“New Year’s Resolution #7” | Kristian Bush
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