Another Taylor Swift ex “just might” find himself the subject of a hot new track set to drop next week!
Country stars Sugarland collaborated with the pop princess on their new record, Bigger, and teased that the track, titled, “Babe,” may be inspired by a former lover.
“I’m going to close my mouth and let her tell that story — I’m going to let the song tell that story,” Jennifer Nettles teased to ET’s Nancy O’Dell at Sunday’s 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. “She’s very confessional in what she does with her songwriting. She lives her life out there through it, and you will see.”
“[It] just might be!” Nettles added, when asked if the track is about one of Swift’s ex-boyfriends. “But you didn’t hear that here. We don’t know. We didn’t ask her, but I’m just saying in the context of the story.”
“It’s not about me!” Kristian Bush piped in.
Bush shared the song is set to drop next week and that the collaboration came about after Swift, who is a Sugarland fan, called up the duo wanting to work with them.
“She was gracious enough to reach out to us when she heard we were coming back together and doing a record,” Bush said. “She said, ‘I have a song, would you like to do it?’ And we said, ‘Uh, yeah!’ I was a little anxious. I didn’t want to mess it up!”
“But she loved it and wanted [us] to be a part of it, which is exciting,” Nettles added . “She said, ‘I have a song,’ and we said, ‘OK. Send it over.’”
Nettles pointed out that while it’s “so sweet” that Swift is a fan, the two acts have been on similar paths with their careers, so it’s only fitting that a collaboration came about.
“When she started out, we were just starting out,” Nettles explained. “Like, she has our EP that we did before we were even signed. This little EP that we signed for her. It’s a nice full circle, for sure. She’s a fantastic songwriter. One of the best.”
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