Tim McGraw Shares Details of "Two Lanes of Freedom" Album
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:23:51
Country superstar Tim McGraw has revealed details about Two Lanes of Freedom, his new album due out February 5.
"I feel like I've progressed in my work, and I've always strived to get better," says McGraw. "On my last album, I was discovering some new sounds and new things that I wanted to do, scratching the surface of the direction I wanted to head. This album was a way to reach a little further back, to all that I'd done throughout my career, and bring both sides together—it's a combination of that discovery, along with some rediscovery."
On Two Lanes of Freedom, the sense of nostalgia comes through on the hard-driving current single "One of Those Nights." The reverie of that song, though, is countered by the humor and joy of "Southern Girl" or the feel-good hangover of "Mexicoma." McGraw maintains that it was the album's title track that really established the tone for the entire project.
"When we cut Two Lanes of Freedom, there was such a freshness to it," he says. "The track has this sort of Gaelic drive to it and really sets a palette for the whole record because it's so visual—it has that summery, hazy image and I think that made the whole record open up for me."
McGraw reaches some especially emotional depth in his performances on such songs as "Number 37405," the lament of a singer-turned-convict. Most powerful of all might be "Book of John," a wistful account of a family going through the journal left behind by its late patriarch. The album closes with "Highway Don't Care," a breezy yet complex track that features Taylor Swift (the song is featured as No. 13 on the album as a nod to her) and Keith Urban.
1. Two Lanes of Freedom
2. One Of Those Nights
3. Friend Of A Friend
4. Southern Girl
5. Truck Yeah
6. Nashville Without You
7. Book of John
9. Number 37405
10. It's Your World
11. Highway Don't Care (featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
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Annie I Owe You A Dance
Let Me Love It Out Of You
Truck Yeah LIVE
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