By Kevin Rutherford
Lee Brice broke through in a big way with his first two albums, the last one, Hard 2 Love, released in 2012. For album three, he’s making a bold declaration: he doesn’t dance.
After releasing a new single, “I Don’t Dance,” last April, it turns out the single informs the album title, as I Don’t Dance becomes Brice’s newest full-length this September.
I Don’t Dance was recorded in Nashville, Brice taking songwriting credit on 10 out of the 13 included tracks and holding down the producer role as well.
“I wanted to have control over every drumbeat, every lick,” Brice said in a release. “It was a lot of really sitting down and thinking about every little piece that goes into a song.” The result is a hybrid of fresh country sounds with a touch of digital flair — beats underlying banjos, pulses over top of piano.”
The new album includes “Girls in Bikinis,” on which Brice played every instrument included in the mix, and “Sirens,” a song featuring the country singer on banjo for the first time.
The title track, Brice explained to Radio.com in a conversation a few months ago, was originally a song for his wife, Sarah, about their first dance, though, he said, “Immediately when we finished writing it, I realized it wasn’t just a song I was writing for my wife. Maybe because it was coming from that place… it turned out so special.”
I Don’t Dance is out Sept. 9 on Curb. Check out the full track list below.
I Don’t Dance Track List
1. “I Don’t Dance”
2. “No Better Than This”
3. “Show You Off Tonight”
4. “Always The Only One”
5. “Good Man”
6. “Drinkin’ Class”
7. “That Don’t Sound Like You”
8. “Girls in Bikinis”
10. “Somebody’s Been Drinkin'”
11. “The Airport Song”
12. “My Carolina”
13. “Panama City”