Thomas Rhett’s sixth album, Where We Started, will also be available on cassette, featuring commentary on every single song.
Fans who pre-order Thomas Rhett's upcoming album, Where We Started, will be privy to several options including a cassette version of the project featuring commentary about every track.
Rhett explained that the idea to offer a cassette made perfect sense in keeping with the nostalgic feel of the entire album – set for release on April 1st.
Rhett said in an interview with Big Machine Label Group, “When I think about a cassette, I think about being young. I remember my mom (sic) taking me to the store to buy a Faith Hill cassette when I was like, maybe six or seven years old. And with the album being called Where We Started, I don’t know, it’s kind of just a deep dive into looking back at your younger self, and cassettes are what I grew up with. I was passed vinyl and 45s but cassettes when I grew up were the thing, and I still have a bunch of those from being young. And I just thought, that was kind of a really neat way to ring in the album title with something that feels so nostalgic like a cassette.”
Where We Started follows Rhett’s chart-topping project, Country Again: Side A. The highly anticipated collection produced by Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, and Matt Dragstrem will feature collaborations with superstar Katy Perry, Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard and Russell Dickerson.
Inspired by his return to the road – after foregoing live fan-filled arenas across the globe for his living room in Nashville like so many – the album marks a similar return to Rhett's in-the-moment mix of tempo, transcendent romance and tip-of-the-spear sonic trailblazing, as country’s resident good-life philosopher shakes away a year-plus of off-stage dust.
Rhett says, “For me, getting into the entertainer head space and back onstage was euphoria. When you go a year and a half without it, then feel it for the first time again, it’s the coolest thing in the world. That’s really where my brain has been and where these songs came from - they’re some of my favourite songs that I've ever been a part of. I’m just enjoying life so much right now, getting to be a dad, collaborating with incredible artists, playing shows with my friends, and watching people smile from the stage. It has really filled my soul.”
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Rhett will also celebrate the release of the album with iHeartCountry on YouTube on April 4th.
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