Lady Antebellum Reveals Significance of ‘Heart Break’ Album Title

After a year-long hiatus, Lady Antebellum is back in the ears and hearts of fans around the world with their new single, “You Look Good.” The track is the lead release from the GRAMMY-winning trio’s upcoming record Heart Break, named after another song included on the project.

“I think it’s up there in the two or three of our favorite songs off this record. Probably one of my favorite songs we’ve ever written, just lyrically. My wife loves it, it’s kind of female empowerment song a little bit,” Charles Kelley told Sounds Like Nashville and other media recently.

But where does the term “Heart Break” stem from? “It’s just a clever idea that Dave had about playing off that heartbreak, sometimes your heart needs a break,” shared Kelley.

The phrase was significant for the group, who returned from their own individual projects with a renewed energy and sense of self. Taking a “heart break” from Lady A was the perfect remedy to come back as a stronger group and band.

“You can’t just jump into every little thing. That’s what we did, we felt like our heart, we felt creatively we needed a break and we felt like fans needed a break from us. We really did,” continued Kelley. “It was like just constant next thing … You’re out promoting the tour and then you turn right around and you’re promoting a record and it’s like, ‘I’m sick of Lady Antebellum.’”

“We needed to freshen it up and so it’s got a lot of correlation to it and there’s a lot of heart put in this record. There’s songs about our kids, songs about our spouses and some heartbreaking songs as well, but just proud of it,” he concluded.

Heart Break is set for release on June 9, 2017, but fans can download “You Look Good” on iTunes now. The group will kick off their You Look Good World Tour on May 26.