Singled Out: dB's (with Sugarland's Kristian Bush)
The dB's new album, Fall Off The Sky, is the band's first new release in 30 years and features a song co-written by frontman Peter Holsapple and Sugarland's Kristian Bush. Universal Nashville sent this background info over which fits perfectly with our Singled Out series, so we ran with it:
Bush co-wrote "She Won't Drive In The Rain Anymore" with Holsapple, and the song marks his first release via Songs of the Architect, the Atlanta-based publishing company Bush recently created.
About writing the song with Bush, Holsapple says, "I was fortunate enough to get to hang out a little with Kristian Bush of Sugarland. I had a song idea that I wanted to run by him, so we sat together one afternoon on his tour bus and tossed ideas around. Kristian was able to channel his muse and encourage me to finish the song that became 'She Won't Drive in the Rain Anymore.' It's probably the most different composition on the entire Falling Off The Sky album, in terms of what people have come to expect from The dB's songwriting over the past 35-odd years. I'm incredibly grateful to call Kristian a friend, and I'm glad we got the chance to pull this song out of the hat."
Bush replies, "Peter is by far one of America's most natural and unique songwriters. I studied his albums over and over. In a lot of ways, those songs taught me how to write a pop song that never gave up and never gave in.
"I remember writing it and trying not to freak out, because the voice singing on the sofa across from me as we were tossing melodies and lyrics back and forth was a voice I had known since I was 14," Bush continues. "I am convinced that the 14-year-old me locked away some dB's melody and served it back to the man who gave it to me in the first place. I am grateful and humbled. And I am totally freaking out that there is a new dB's album and this time, my name is in the liner notes. Dreams do come true!"
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!