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LANCO Expected to Release a New Record this Year, Band Says It’s a New Reflection of Who They Are Today (Exclusive)

Celeb Secrets Country caught up with the band backstage at CMA Fest to learn more about their new music set to be released later this year.

LANCO performs at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, June 10 during CMA Fest 2022 in downtown Nashville. Courtesy CMA Fest

It’s been four years since LANCO released their last full-length project, Hallelujah Nights, but this year the wait comes to an end. 

The platinum-selling award winning group is gearing up for the release of a new record, one in which represents them in a way fans haven’t seen before. 

“A lot has changed, we’ve grown up a little bit, we have families now and so that’s definitely reflected in the music,” lead vocalist Brandon Lancaster shared with Celeb Secrets Country reporter Blakely McHugh at the 2022 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN earlier this summer.

LANCO performs at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, June 10 during CMA Fest 2022 in downtown Nashville. Courtesy of CMA.

Like most people in the world, the pandemic turned their careers and their lives upside down. They were no longer touring or doing shows, so instead they looked inward and turned that time off into inspiration.

“It was definitely nice to have the break that we didn’t know we needed. To live life, to let your mind rest for a second and come back with a fresh creative spirit,” Chandler Baldwin, Bass guitar player, said. 

The group reconnected with GRAMMY-winning producer Jay Joyce to produce their highly-anticipated upcoming project. Joyce worked with LANCO back in 2018 on their debut project, which earned them critical acclaim. Hallelujah Nights hit the top of Billboard Country Albums making them the first Country group to earn a #1 debut in over a decade. 

The band also went on to win “New Group of the Year” at the 53rd ACM Awards that same year. 

LANCO performs at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, June 10 during CMA Fest 2022 in downtown Nashville. Courtesy of CMA.

Back in April, LANCO released the first track from the upcoming album, “Low Class Lovers”. The song, which is Baldwin’s favorite, is about taking off the metaphorical mask that so many people wear everyday, and instead be your truest, most authentic self.

“It’s really easy for [people] to kind of grab onto and sing along,” he shared about the track. “After not playing shows for so long and not hearing the crowd singing back for so long, It’s really great to get out.”

The upcoming album has everything from upbeat anthems like “Low Class Lovers,” to songs that hit a little closer to home. 

Featured on the unreleased album is a track called “Honey I Lost My Job Today,” and the title is self explanatory.

Lancaster says it was an “honest” representation as to what the group was going through when they “lost touring,” “lost going out,” and lost “being able to provide, to get that money and get that paycheck.”

LANCO performs at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, June 10 during CMA Fest 2022 in downtown Nashville. Courtesy of CMA.

By losing those things, Lancaster says it made what’s actually important in life that much more clear. 

“We were taking steps back and realizing that vulnerable space, what really is important and what actually defines you which is your friends, your family, the things in life that are important to you.”

LANCO is currently playing shows across the country. Click here to see if the band is playing in a venue near you!

Listen to “Low Class Lovers” below and lets us know what you think about the song and their upcoming album by sending us a tweet to @CS_Country.

For more coverage from CMA Fest, click here

Written by Blakely McHugh

Blakely McHugh is a news and feature contributor for Celeb Secrets Country. She previously worked in local TV news for four years before making the switch to entertainment. She has an unmatched passion for reality tv, celebrities and pop culture. When she's not reporting on the red carpets and conducting interviews, you can find her singing karaoke or binge watching her favorite reality tv shows.

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