The wait for new music from Zac Brown Band is officially over. The Grammy winning group released the debut single off their fourth LP this morning. Entitled “Homegrown” the track speaks to the beauties of living a slow paced life in some small southern hometown. Brown sings of having everything that you need and not wanting a thing that you don’t, a sentiment that many of us should adapt as we move forward in 2015. For the Zac Brown Band it’s always been about doing things the right way, which is heard in their songs. They’re not your typical country act. You won’t find them singing of partying in the sticks, or drinking beer in the back of a truck bed. Instead, they’ve created a brand of country for the average folk as heard here on “Homegrown.” “Feels so good to be taking it easy, how could I ever leave,” sings Brown as he exits the first verse and moves into the catchy chorus.
Despite, bringing a similar message on “Homegrown” fans will notice a different sound. The group has moved away from its fiddle obsession and reverted back to a more traditional musical style. A steady drum beat and noticeable electric guitar make this track sound more like those found on the band’s debut album The Foundation and less like those heard on its most recent LP Uncaged. However, as the band transitions back to a more traditional country musical style they remain progressive vocally. Brown harmonizes with multiple members of the band giving the track a refreshing amount of depth.
All in all, “Homegrown” has potential to be one of the biggest hits of the group’s career and it comes at a perfect time. It hits major market radio this week and will continue to be added to stations everywhere throughout the remainder of the month. That means it should have little trouble climbing the charts.