On their Facebook page today (September 30), the members of Lady Antebellum revealed their brand new single, “Compass.” The track, which will appear on the band’s upcoming deluxe edition of Golden (due Nov. 12), hits radio today and iTunes tomorrow (Oct. 1).
Months off the road and with their families has given the trio– Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood– time to write new material. Their latest, the banjo-infused track “Compass,” shows the bandmembers embracing their country roots with plenty of foot-stomping, hand-clapping and fiddling, all against their familiar harmonies.
“We’ve had a lot time off from the road this summer to focus on our personal lives and really clear our heads…we’ve never done that before,” Kelley said. “That break was more beneficial than we ever thought it would be and through some experimentation in the studio with Nathan Chapman, we found this new song that we knew we had to really dig into.”
Bandmate Haywood agreed, saying it was “love at first listen” with “Compass.”
“You hear people talk about songs they knew they couldn’t live without, and this is one of them for us.”