Maddie & Tae unveil ‘The Way It Feels’ sophomore album

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Maddie & Tae have shared details of their long-awaited sophomore album. The Way It Feels will be released on April 10th via Mercury Nashville. The 15 song set is produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells.

Featuring songs and stories from their previous two EPs shared last year, which helped propel the pair as the Best Streaming Female Country Duo of All Time with over 812 million streams and earned instant critical applause for introducing “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press), the album is rounded out with five brand new tracks all co-written by Maddie & Tae, culminating in the duo’s winding journey of love, loss… and most importantly redemption.

Opening with the “feel-good” (Billboard) “Everywhere I’m Goin,” their boldly honest sophomore album balances the tumbling heartache of their current single “Die From A Broken Heart” and the “harmony-rich ballad” (Rolling Stone) “Lay Here With Me” featuring Dierks Bentley into all-consuming love of “Trying On Rings,” “My Man” and “Write A Book.” Stand-out moments of strength include “One Heart To Another,” while some of their most raw moments are on in display in the delicate “Water In His Wine Glass.”

“It has been four years since we’ve released an album. For us, this is a lot more than just an album release,” Marlow shares. “This sophomore album will always be a reminder that no matter the setbacks and struggles, we will come out stronger and better. We are so proud of this 15 song story. We wrote these songs during the most vulnerable times and our hope is that people hear that and connect.”

The Way it Feels is finally here!” adds Dye. “These songs will always represent something so beautiful and spiritual to us. And hopefully, it will represent something similar to people who listen.”

1. Everywhere I’m Goin’ (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Josh Thompson, Jimmy Robbins)
2. Bathroom Floor (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Josh Kerr)
3. My Man (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Dave Barnes, Jordan Reynolds)
4. Tourist In This Town (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Barry Dean, Jimmy Robbins)
5. Drunk Or Lonely (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Deric Ruttan, Forrest Whitehead)
6. One Heart To Another (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
7. Trying On Rings (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Laura Veltz, Jimmy Robbins)
8. Write A Book (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Laura Veltz, Josh Kerr)
9. Water In His Wine Glass (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jon Nite)
10. Ain’t There Yet (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Dave Barnes, Ben West)
11. Lay Here With Me (feat. Dierks Bentley) (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Josh Kerr, Dave Barnes)
12. Friends Don’t (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jon Nite, Justin Ebach)
13. Die From A Broken Heart (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
14. I Don’t Need To Know (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Adam Hambrick)
15. New Dog Old Tricks (Laura Veltz, Jesse Frasure, Emily Weisband)

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