Lindsay Ell will release a new album but it's not at all what you would expect. She is releasing her own version of John Mayer's Continuum album on May 25th. The project was co-produced and co-engineered by Lindsay and will be available at all digital retailers and streaming services.
The album was actually a homework assignment from Sugarland's Kristian Bush, who produced her latest album, The Project. In preparation to record her debut album, Lindsay was given two weeks to reimagine her all-time favorite desert island record, recording every single instrument and singing every part alone in her studio. The process led her to emerge with a renewed creative discovery and vision for how she plays, writes and records her own music.
Lindsay said, “Recording Continuum was the thing that started it all. Kristian taught me some of the most valuable lessons as my producer from this ‘homework’ assignment. He gave me three rules: I needed to play all the instruments myself, I needed to record it alone in my studio, and I had two weeks. Through it all, I remembered all the things I first loved about making music. I can’t wait for my fans to hear the music that helped shaped ‘Criminal’ and The Project!”
Between headlining dates, festival dates and the Sugarland tour later this summer, Lindsay practically lives on the road, which also means she misses out on seeing some of her favorite entertainers, like John Mayer, perform in her hometown of Nashville. For Lindsay, however, it's not a problem. She tells us she is always happy to buy tickets like any other fan, but she also has to throw in some airfare. “For sure Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer. I will go to any tour that he throws on as long as I can. I never can actually go to Nashville shows usually because I'm on the road, whenever shows come to Nashville so normally I end up, if it's an artist I really want to go see, I fly anytime I have an off day to one so I saw John Mayer in Minneapolis last year because it was an off day and I knew I was gonna have a show when he was playing Nashville, so, yeah, I will definitely buy tickets anytime I can.”
Lindsay just wrapped a year-long run on Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World tour. She joins Sugarland’s Still the Same tour in July ahead of supporting select dates of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World tour this fall.