Ten Things to Know About Brett Young’s New Album ‘Weekends Look A Little Different These Days’
As we anticipate the release of Brett Young’s new album Weekends Look A Little Different These Days, due out June 4th, we’re sharing ten things to know about the record that we learned from our recent interview with the singer.
- Young collaborated with the writers behind his very first number one song “Sleep Without You” once again on “Not Yet”, a previously released track on the album.
“We haven’t had a single together, since “Sleep Without You,” Brett shares in our recent conversation.
- Writing uptempo for the project was admittedly a challenge for the singer who is well known for his ballads, but upon listening to the project it’s clear he overcame the challenge seemingly well.
“Even when I write uptempo, like if you read the lyrics, it still reads like a ballad.”
- “Lady”, the lead single and chart-topping song was not originally meant to be released.
“The only reason that song was even recorded […], I played it for Dan Huff (producer) and as a baby gift for us, he wanted to record that song for us. […] because Dan did that and was so sweet to give us that song as a gift, we were able to share it with people and realize that it was probably something that people needed.”
- You can possibly be the first to hear the new songs live.
“Nobody has heard the new songs live yet, and they won’t until the record comes out.”
- There’s a song that shares his entire love story with wife, Taylor Mills-Young.
“The song “Dear Me” is telling me and Taylor’s entire story. […] It’s to that young man that had his heartbroken that if he would just settle down, be patient, it’s still the girl, you weren’t wrong.”
- Many of the songs are still autobiographical, which his wife is getting used to.
“The hardest thing I think for her on the first record is the break-up songs […] We’re really grateful for the memories because they’ve made us really strong.”
- “You Didn’t” is a break-up song inspired by the throwback vibe of Boyz II Men.
“We were on a writer’s retreat […] and at dinner, we all started talking about, we all had a mutual love for Boyz II Men. […] so we just said, let’s get something started tonight with that in mind.”
- Young is so thankful that his song “Lady” has touched music lovers’ hearts.
“That literally is the reason that I write music. Connections like that.”
- The album’s songs capture new chapters in Young’s life right now.
“My goal is always to pull back the curtain a little bit. Vulnerability and authenticity are paramount for me.”
- This record challenged the singer’s songwriting.
“The thing that I had to let go of was the timing of it all, learning that I could plug myself into stories that didn’t speak to the current state that I am in right now.”
Check in with us this Friday, June 4th for a full review of Brett Young’s new album Weekends Look A Little Different These Days.
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