Sugarland Talk Reunion, New Single
After revealing their reunion in November, Sugarland is officially back! But, maybe they never left – maybe they're "Still The Same."
It's been seven years since Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush released an album together but now, fans have a brand new single from the pair.
“Still The Same” tells the story of a two people reuniting and moving forward together. In fact, at the end of the second verse, Nettles sings: "Picking back up where we left off, this is lift off." In an exclusive interview with iHeartRadio, Bush explained: “The best story is the story that's the truth. So, that's what it's like. We've always kind of done that. Why wouldn't we sit, years later, next to each other and say ‘What does this feel like? And there was magic there. right? Yeah, oh my gosh, it's still the same.’”
He added: “Exactly what you're hearing is exactly what we were feeling in that moment. Like, 'what's this like? Where've you been? How are you feeling? What has happened since I last saw you?’”
After releasing Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine in 2010, both Nettles and Bush pursued solo endeavours.
“I think, a lot of people when they ask us, ‘how did you guys come back together?’ I think they want some sort of magical, skies are opening up moment, in terms of like, ‘and then this happened, and suddenly we knew! And it was time,’” said Nettles. “But, what we have said is we never closed that door. So if you don't close the door, you can always walk through it. And what we've said to our fans the whole time is when and if we get ready, we'll do this again.
“So now, here we are. The stars were aligning, timing wise, between different projects that we had going on.”
Nettles added: “What we found was too, I think, and the beautiful part of art imitating life, and especially as writers and writing what you know is, in terms of how we work together, in some ways, yes, we've grown and evolved, and in many ways, we're still the same. We picked right back up where we left off.”
If you're excited for this long-awaited Sugarland return, you're not alone. Bush recalled being at the CMAs, where he and Nettles presented the award for Vocal Duo of the Year (which they've won five consecutive times). He remembered seeing an enthusiastic Luke Bryan in the audience when the duo appeared on stage.
"Luke Byran shot up out of his seat, like, 'Yeah!' And then he realized he was in the front row and had to sit back down. He's like, ‘Oh my gosh, I'm so embarrassed,’” he explained. “And it just reminded me that everybody's a fan. Everybody, of whatever it is your'e a fan of. And people are fans of us. I'm excited for them, and for us.”
Original article at iHeartRadio