Florida Georgia Line have announced their second album, Anything Goes, will be released on Oct. 14. It will contain 12 new tracks.
Following the double-platinum success of their 2012 debut, Here’s to the Good Times, the red-hot duo know there will be some lofty expectations placed on their new tunes. But in true FGL fashion, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are taking the pressure lightly and focusing on pushing their music into the future.
“A little bit of that pressure creates some pretty good creativity,” Kelley told The Associated Press. “We just pushed really hard — little melody changes, adding little things here, an 808 drop there, a breakdown here, a different guitar lick there, whatever it may be, we really spent a lot of time on the little details.
“Better is better, and that’s our motto.”
The “808 drop” Kelley mentions hints at even more hip-hop influence on the new project, as the term is used generally as a reference to loud and heavy bass.
Fans of their hits like “Cruise,” “Stay,” “Round Here,” “Get Your Shine On,” “This Is How We Roll” and the new single “Dirt” can take heart, though, because the hit-makers say they haven’t strayed too far from their original sound. They even called upon Here’s to the Good Times producer Joey Moi once again.
“We took all that good energy and the success that (the fans) have given us and put it into making this next record, and I think it shows,” Kelley said. “There’s a couple sad songs, there’s a couple that make you think, but at the same time it’s a party album. It’s a feel-good album. Right when you get to the last song you’re going to want to start it all over again. It’s right exactly 100 percent where we are in our lives.”
Meanwhile, the duo will headline the 2015 Kicker Country Stampede festival in Manhattan, Kansas. They will cap the nightly concerts on June 25, and Blake Shelton will end the festival June 26.