Chris Stapleton sent fans into a frenzy Monday after uploading a photo to tease his upcoming album.
“Record number four with Dave Cobb. Four more days,” he posted on his Instagram.
It’s the second time in a week he’s teased the album. Last time, Josh Brolin (Thanos in the Marvel movies) and Leslie Jordan both replied their excitement.
Fans were obviously excited. Stapleton’s fourth studio album “Starting Over” releases on Nov. 13. Rolling Stone said it will include 11 new tracks. There will also be three covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy of My Life;” Guy Clark’s “Old Friends;” “Worry B Gone.”
“It can’t come soon enough!” one person posted. “Can’t wait for the new music!,” someone else wrote.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for any album release,” another posted.
Chris Stapleton Talks New Album, Coronavirus
Chris Stapleton was on stage for what was supposed to be the first gig of a long tour earlier this year when he first heard there could be cancellations because of COVID-19. When he walked off stage, the world of live entertainment had completely changed.
“By the time that I got off stage the NBA had completely pulled the plug on things — full-on shutdown, which was a pretty jarring thing to hear,” he told Willie Geist on “Sunday Today.” “And we shut down that night.”
Since then, Stapleton and wife/bandmate Morgane, have stayed busy in quarantine with their five children on their 300-acre Nashville farm. He’s even taken up riding a bicycle again, he said.
Stapleton said the downtime has given him a chance to focus more on his music and to think about what he wants to say. The name of the album, “Starting Over,” seems to mirror that thought process.
“There are all these seasons in life. And these periods where you actually have to do that — you have to start over and find something new or find a new way of doing things,” he said. “And that’s kind of what that song is. But there’s hope it in. There’s hope in finding a new way.”