Jason Aldean’s Formula: Don’t Have A Formula

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If you’ve heard Jason Aldean’s steamy new single, “Burnin’ it Down,” it is a far different sound than his usual wall-of-guitars approach. “Burnin’ it Down” is stripped down, with Jason’s vocals front and center of the Brian Kelley/Tyler Hubbard co-written tune. Jason told KNCI’s Pat and Tom the song sounds different on purpose.

“I don’t want to feel like I’m going in and cutting the same records over and over. So to be able to come out and cut songs like this, to me it’s exciting.”  And he says, the changes don’t have to be drastic. “You know one of the things we’ve never really used before is we put a drum loop in it [on "Burnin' it Down."] Jason says they have used drum loops (which is simply a segment of rhythm recorded and repeated) a few times before, but they were always buried deep in the mix so that “you couldn’t even tell they were there unless you’re really listening.” He says by featuring “something as simple as that” and bringing it more forward in the final mix down “…can give a song a completely different sound.”

Does Jason feel the need to occasionally change things up is important for himself, or for his fans? He says both, noting that it keeps him fresh artistically and it also allows fans who buy the music to not feel like they already own something just like it.

It’ll be interesting to hear how different Jason’s new album sounds. He says we’ll all find out this fall.

To hear Jason talk more about his new hit single, and laugh about his recent day-long wing-and-tequila fest with Kenny Chesney at a Nashville Buffalo Wild Wings, just click below!

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