Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville“Still the Same” is Sugarland’s first new music since 2010’s The Incredible Machine.
While it’s a fitting title for both the duo’s reunion and their upcoming tour, the song itself is also about rekindling a relationship, whether musical, romantic, or otherwise.
“There’s a certain amount of joy that comes from seeing somebody you haven’t seen in a while,” Kristian Bush says. “And it’s always hard for me to determine if it’s my joy or the other person’s joy. And part of it because it’s familiar, part of it because it acknowledges the distance — it’s been a long time. And it’s not looking back, it’s looking forward — and I think that’s what this song is.”
“But yet, I think, doing it from the perspective of the present,” Jennifer Nettles adds. “It’s just saying, ‘Here we are right now and here we go.'”
“And here we go!” Kristian laughs.
Kristian and Jennifer are certainly about to be off and running. They have a new album on the way, and they’ll set out on a 48-city tour this summer. Pre-sales start Tuesday, with more information at SugarlandMusic.com.
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