Tomorrow brings with it the first SEC Game of the Week of the college football season — along with the very first taste of Garth Brooks’ next album. The country legend’s high-octane tune “Pure Adrenaline” will make its debut Saturday just before Texas A&M hosts UCLA. Brooks co-wrote the tune with Gordon Kennedy specifically for the Southeastern Conference. He shot a different video for every SEC Game of the Week this football season, tweaking the lyrics for each game. [Hear a clip of the song below.]
“It’s all going to be done very fast paced, intercut with football footage — which is what we’re all tuning in to see anyway,” he said of the video clips, filmed in Nashville last month.
As Brooks puts the finishing touches on his next album, “Pure Adrenaline” is the very first track from the project we’ll hear in full — though only with game-specific lyrics, and not the album version just yet. The singer-songwriter says he’s not a big fan of giving too much away before the album’s release date, but he is dropping a few hints during his weekly Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation. On this week’s episode, Brooks revealed two more song titles from the album: “Live Again” and “Lay Down and Dance.”
“The whole premise is, sometimes in a relationship, you have to die to live again,” he says of the former track. “It’s a beautiful song, a gorgeous song.”
On the flipside, he describes “Lay Down and Dance” as a “fun” song about starting a new relationship when you’re not looking for a special someone. But it seems Brooks’ next album isn’t entirely about love, as he says its theme is shaping up to be “summer all year long.”
There’s no word yet on a title or release date for the project, as Brooks continues to vaguely indicate that it will be out sometime this fall. He’s also plotting an album of holiday duets with wife Trisha Yearwood, which is also set for release this year.
College football: back
Pure adrenaline: pumping
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) September 2, 2016