Rascal Flatts' new single, "Rewind," hit the airwaves this week as the first taste of music from the group's upcoming studio album, due out in June. Since they've been racking up hits for more than 13 years now, the Flatts admit it's not easy to "reinvent the wheel" every time they put out a new music. They feel "Rewind" gives them the opportunity to keep their sound fresh while maintaining the elements that make the band Rascal Flatts.
"We do what we do, and Rascal Flatts is known for its harmonies and its sound and hopefully for good, quality songs," explains bass player Jay DeMarcus. "We wanted to find the kind of songs that embodied what we wanted to say as an artist but also took us into a new generation of listeners and country music fans."
Jay goes on to call "Rewind" a very sexy song that perfectly introduces what fans can expect from their new project. None of the band members had a hand in writing the song, but Jay says they're ultimately focused on finding the best songs no matter who penned them.
Jay adds, "If whoever, Joe Blow on the street, brings in a song that blows us away, we're going to cut it. That's been our philosophy from day one, and we've stuck by it."
Taking that approach sometimes means one of the Flatts' own songs doesn't make it to an album.
Jay says, "Lord knows I've had many songs get kicked off the projects because we've picked other songs, and I'm quite bitter about that still. No, I'm just kidding."
Look for Rascal Flatts to support their new album with a tour starting in May. Sheryl Crow will join them on the bill.
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