Nashville recording trio The Band Perry is set to release their sophomore album “Pioneer” on April 2, 2013 on the Republic Nashville (Big Machine Label Group umbrella) label.
The project has been 18 months in the making and Kimberly, Neil and Reid grace the March 23rd cover of Billboard Magazine as they sit down with Billboard and share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, the songwriting, producing, the album’s title and the pressure behind the creation of the ever-so-feared sophomore album.
“Even more than pressure, we felt responsibility to even have the opportunity to record a second album,” Kimberly says, “because the fans making the first record such a success was in itself such a gift. The three of us felt the responsibility to dig as deep as we could, and we definitely dug deep.”
The Band Perry’s self-titled debut album, released in April 2010, has sold 1.5 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and spawned the third-best-selling country digital single of all time, “If I Die Young,” which has tallied 4.5 million sold. The album produced two country No. 1s (“If I Die Young,” “All Your Life”), a top five (“You Lie”) and a top 10 (“Postcard From Paris”).
And The Band Perry brings that same perfection to the creation of “Pioneer”. The album’s lead single “Better Dig Two” is the band’s fastest-rising song, their third #1 hit and has been RIAA Certified Platinum.
Brother Neil shares “that every song on Pioneer was written and then rewritten four times, until the Perrys were sure it was exactly right.”
But the work doesn’t stop when the songs are finished . . .
Check out The Band Perry’s full behind-the-scenes interview with Billboard Magazine about the making of “Pioneer” available everywhere April 2, 2013.
The Band Perry – Q & A – Billboard Cover Story
The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two” from Sophomore Album “Pioneer”