Thomas Rhett is exclusively taking iHeartCountry behind the scenes, and inside the studio to show us how his new album Life Changes was created.
Life Changes is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits. Kicking off the album is the already chart-topping “Craving You,” and from there it carves a path as wild and wide as his own career. There are coming-of-age Country ballads, heartland Rock & Roll anthems, EDM-influenced Pop tracks and R&B slow jams all wrapped together by the songwriting skills and elastic vocals of a frontman who’s willing to shine a light on his own milestones and mistakes.
“I am and will always be a country artist,” Thomas Rhett said. “It’s who I am, it’s in my blood. I will always try to push boundaries because that rebellious side has been in me since I was a kid. My voice and my journey that inspired these songs is the glue that makes this album cohesive. This is where I’m at musically and these are my stories.”
Thomas found himself in the producer’s chair for the new album alongside Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure, as well as new collaborators Julian Bunetta and Joe London. Having a hand in writing 10 of the album’s 14 tracks, there’s plenty of autobiography, but Thomas Rhett’s stories are so compelling because they are our stories, too. And like any great storyteller, he weaves a wide narrative with the new collection, delivering the album from several different perspectives.
Inside The Music: "Life Changes"
Inside The Music: "Grave"
Inside The Music: "Sixteen"
Inside The Music: "Craving You" & "Unforgettable"
Life Changes will be released on September 8th.