Lady Antebellum Follows Their “Compass” To Find Treasure With New Single

Posted by Kristina Burton on 10/01/2013
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Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum revealed their new single “Compass” to fans yesterday on Facebook. Also shipping to Country Radio yesterday, "Compass" is an arena sized sing-along driven by banjo and mandolin instrumentation.   It is available on iTunes today and will be included in a special edition Golden Deluxe in stores Nov. 12.   Recent time off from the road has allowed the trio to channel their efforts off-stage by exploring new musical boundaries, resulting in a studio session too pivotal to ignore. 
“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,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “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." 
“It was love at first listen with 'Compass,'” continued Dave Haywood. “You hear people talk about songs they knew they couldn't live without, and this is one of them for us. Once we all got in the studio to record our parts and really work with the instrumentation, it took on an energy that felt really fresh and different. We tried some new things vocally, and by adding foot stomps and hand claps to the acoustic sounds of the banjo, fiddle and mandolin, it really turned into something special.”
“I immediately fell in love with the spirit of the song,” added Hillary Scott. “As we made it our own, we decided we had to share it with the fans immediately…we just couldn't wait! They’ve been so patient with us over the last few months as I’ve begun a new chapter in my life personally.   Everything takes on new meaning once you have a child, and now I can hear the message of the song through Eisele's ears too.   It opens up a whole new world to you as an artist."
Lady A’s new single follows their recent CMA nominations for “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year” for their recent No. one “Downtown.” The 47th Annual CMA Awards air live Wed., Nov. 6 at 8:00P CT on ABC. For updates on new music and upcoming appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.