Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is going solo!
At least temporarily.
According to Rolling Stone, Jennifer will be releasing a solo album this fall with the help of Rick Rubin, former co-president of Columbia Records and founder of Def Jam Records.
"I am absolutely thrilled and wholly proud to be working with Rick", Jennifer says. "If you ask any musician who is on their producer 'bucket list', Rick would be on each and every one."
As for what sort of music will be on the as-of-yet untitled album, it sounds like it will be ecclectic … just what you'd expect from Nettles.
Rubin says. "There's country, but also blues, jazz, island rhythms, great classic rock moments, and a lot of soul. The organizing principle is Jennifer's voice and tastes. There's a lot of styles, but it all sounds like her."
Adds Nettles, "It's a celebration of my roots, and where I am today. I'm a different version of myself than what people might have known before – not only in my songwriting and performance, but even in the sounds on this album. It reflects a more soulful, grittier life. A lot has been lived in the time between the last record I made and now, and you can hear that."
Jennifer's solo album isn't really a surprise at all since both Jennifer and Sugarland partner, Kristian Bush, have said they're interested in doing things on their own as well as together.
I don't know about you but I'm kind of excited to hear what funky music Jennifer will be gifting to the world.