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Lady Antebellum Avoid Preaching on New Single 'Compass'

It's on the deluxe version of 'Golden' due out in November

Lady Antebellum
Williams and Hirakawa
September 30, 2013 3:15 PM ET

Back in May, Lady Antebellum notched another number one record with their fourth LP, Golden. The album's first single, "Downtown" had already topped the Country airplay charts and a smart, saucy jam like that doesn't suddenly disappear once summer comes. But the band opted out of hitting the road.

Instead, with singer Hillary Scott on maternity leave following the July birth of her daughter, they went right back to the studio and are now offering up a brand new song, "Compass." You can listen below and also pre-order the track now, which will be available on iTunes on October 1st; it'll also appear on a special deluxe edition of Golden slated for a November 12th release date.

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"It's a personal message, but not a preachy one, that's gonna be a sing-a-long in the live show, not a sit-and-think about every single lyric," Scott says about "Compass." 

Lady Antebellum will finally tour behind Golden this November with openers Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, but for now they remain tinkering in the studio. The band has been busy writing and demoing, and Scott credits "Compass" with reinvigorating and pushing the band in interesting new directions. 

"We've really stumbled across and written some songs that we're really proud of, and knowing that's the way we work as a band, we're gonna want them out as quickly as possible," she says of a possible follow-up to Golden next year. Stream "Compass" below: 

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