Gloriana Talk New Album 'Three'

(Radio.com) Gloriana knew their third album Three would be different than their previous releases. A "band on the run," as Gloriana's Tom Gossin explains to Radio.com, the country trio wrote and recorded the album over the past two-and-a-half years on the road. Being on tour with Rascal Flatts helped shape the album to include mostly upbeat, fun songs as those are the types of songs the band enjoy playing most every night.

"I think that helped the album stay a little more upbeat," Gossin says over the phone from Nashville. "It was something new for us and I think you can really hear it in the sound. It doesn't sound as similar to our last two albums. [Three is] its own project and we're real stoked on it."

Many of the tracks on the 12-song release include distinct drum loops and slight R&B influences, as can be heard on "Are You Ready"--a track Gossin wrote with Josh Kear, the first song the two have written together since 2011's "(Kissed You) Good Night."

"The thing I love about Josh is that when he and I get together it's really just total creative freedom," Gossin explains. "We never say, 'The song has to fit in this box. It has to sound like this or say these things.' We just say, 'Let's write a cool song.'"

Gossin admits "Are You Ready" sounds like nothing else out there on country radio--and that was exactly what they meant to create. Having played in all types of bands and genres over the years, he says keeping the variety in their music is very important to Gloriana.

"I would be worried if our last two albums sounded too much alike," he says. "If this album sounded just like the last one I would say, 'Oh, man. We've lost our edge.' I was really glad that it had a different sound." Read more here.

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