Superstar country duo Sugarland are back on the scene with their sixth studio album and first new music in eight years, “Bigger” out via Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush had been on hiatus since 2012 with both pursuing successful solo careers. “Bigger” has the duo picking up right where they left off with upbeat songs, poignant messages, and Nettles’ signature twangy vocals.
The title track “Bigger” is a catchy, upbeat ride blending the boundaries of country and pop into a cohesive whole of country pop magic. “On a Roll” will have you up and tapping your toes while the jangly guitars of Bush lend a unique touch to “Let Me Remind You.” Bush and Nettles co-wrote almost all of the songs for this album as well as shared co-production duties resulting in a modern masterpiece that still pays homage to their old school country roots. Nettles’ vocals shine throughout especially on the poignant tribute “Mother” and the powerful ballad “Love Me Like I’m Leaving.” Don’t miss the laid back vibe of “Lean It on Back” and the pop stylings of “Babe” which features Taylor Swift on backing vocals.
The time apart appears to have done the duo well as Sugarland has returned “Bigger” with a renewed energy and one of their best albums yet.