Fans have known about Garth Brooks' plans to release a new record for some time now, but Brooks still hasn't set a date for when the album will hit the shelves. The only thing fans know is that the still-untitled album is set for release sometime this year, though as Brooks shared in a statement on March 10, it probably won't be any time soon.
Brooks felt he had to delay the release of his new album because he wasn't confident in his songwriting. Ever since he released his last album, Man Against Machine in 2014, Brooks has kept up an extensive touring schedule on his World Tour. As a result, the tour has taken away from Brooks' writing time, and he wanted to get his writing back up to par before he releases his new album.
"I made the statement when we came back on the road and into the studio, I was not confident in my own writing," Brooks wrote on Facebook. "It is a muscle and if you don't use it, you just can't turn it back on again."
Although Brooks has kept most of the details about his new album under wraps up to this point, he recently spilled some new information about it during a Facebook Live video. Brooks shared that he plans to continue to use Facebook Live to get fans involved in the process of creating his new album.
"We’re gonna bring you in on making this album...songwriting sessions, everything from recording. It’s gonna be a blast," he said.
Brooks didn't reveal any details about the songs that may appear on the album, but he did have some other exciting news. He shared that there is a potential for this next album to be a concept album, which means that all of the songs included will contribute to one overall theme or story.
"Concept albums are really blowing my mind right now, because if you want to promote an album, think about it — a concept album might be the way to go," he said. "The great thing about albums is it gives you a lot of choices."
We can't wait to hear what Brooks ends up doing with his upcoming album, especially if it is a concept album! You can listen to him talk more about his new album in the video below.
What do you think? Should Brooks make a concept album?
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