Sugarland is giving fans another taste of their upcoming new album, Bigger, by sharing a pretty *big* collaboration. The duo, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have shared the latest song from the LP, "Babe," and it features none other than Taylor Swift.
"Babe" is the only song on Bigger that Sugarland didn't co-write, as the track was written by Taylor and Pat Monahan (from Train). The single is mainly sung by Jennifer Nettles, with assistance from Kristian Bush and Taylor, and is all about a relationship gone bad. In the chorus, Nettles and Swift sing, "How could you do this babe?/ You really blew this babe/ We ain't gettin' through this one babe/ This is the last time I'll ever you babe."
In an exclusive interview with iHeartRadio, Sugarland explains how "Babe" came to life:
"It started to get around that we were gonna be working together again; that Sugarland was gonna come back and do something together again. And, when that happened, Scott Borchetta reached out to us, and said, 'Taylor is excited about what you're doing, and she has a song that she would like for you guys to record, or to play, or to hear, or to consider.' You know, all these things. And, we're like, (gasps) okay. We really don't wanna mess this up. So, we listened to it and loved it, and then wanted to do it in the studio to see what might happen. And, luckily, we liked what it was."
They add, "It came out just fantastic. I would not have known that there is so much inside that song until we actually put it in our hands and into microphones. And, we were like, 'Wow.' And, then she loved it, which was then an added bonus. When you play another artist's song, especially for us, that we haven't had another artist's song on our records because we love to write so much. So, to have that, it's a lovely part of the album.
Check out what Sugarland have to say about working with Taylor Swift below.