Although he’s riding high from the incredible success of his debut album, Montevallo, Sam Hunt finds that same success to be a double-edged sword when it comes to his songwriting.
“Before [Montevallo], I was writing about my life at that moment, and the years prior,” Hunt tells Rolling Stone Country, “and now I am living a completely different lifestyle. I am trying to draw inspiration from that, but it’s pretty much been stages and hotel rooms for the past two years. So I’m trying to figure out right now exactly what I want to say, and what I want my voice to be for the second record.”
Sam just began work on the follow up to Montevallo and admits to Rolling Stone that he hasn’t written a song in 18 months due to his busy schedule. He’ll enlist the likes of Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and producer Zach Crowell to prevent the sophomore slump.
“I think there is a way to write about my life and be honest about where I have been the past two years,” Hunt says. “And even though that experience might not be as relatable, I think it can be. I’m still experiencing the same emotions I was before. Hopefully I can blend the worlds, and make music that connects with everyone.”