Lauren Alaina is opening the door to the next chapter of her life on her revealing first project for Big Loud Records, Unlocked, out everywhere June 9. She’s giving fans a first taste of the new six-song EP today, releasing two tracks, “A Walk In The Bar” and “Hangovers.”
Standing firmly in who she’s always been, Unlocked features a set of new songs anchored in Alaina’s truth, digging deeper and stretching her further both musically and personally than ever before. She announced the new project on her socials this morning.
Alaina laid the foundation for the new EP with a new teaser, narrating over b-roll footage of her time in the studio creating the project with producer Joey Moi. Created by an assortment of Nashville talents, the six-track collection includes cuts by Cole Swindell, Ella Langley and Luke Bryan, as well as mainstay hit makers Josh Osborne, Parker Welling and Hunter Phelps, and many others. It also features a cheeky duet with collaborator/buddy Lainey Wilson.
“It’s been 13 years since we first met, and until a couple of years ago, I don’t know that I ever slowed down for more than a day or two at a time,” Alaina reflects. “I spent more time with the people that matter most to me—my family, my fiancé, my friends—during that period than I had in years. This music comes from my heart and my hometown. I am who I am because of where and who I come from, and I’m more me today than I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to unlock this next chapter with you.”
Alaina will be speaking at Billboard‘s Country Live in Conversation, and performing the new music at CMA Fest on the Chevy Riverfront Stage on June 8.
Unlocked Track List:
1. A Walk In The Bar (Lauren Alaina, Casey Brown, Lydia Vaughan, Parker Welling)
2. Hangovers (John Byron, Greylan James, Josh Osborne, Matt Roy)
3. Don’t Judge A Woman (Autumn McEntire, Joybeth Taylor, Sarah Allison Turner)
4. Smaller The Town (Zach Crowell, Joel Hutsell, Cole Swindell, Hunter Phelps)
5. Like Her (Trannie Anderson, Joe Fox, Emily Landis, Ella Langley)
6. Thicc As Thieves (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Lauren Alaina, Rocky Block, Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Jacob Durrett, Parker Welling)
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