During his recent appearance at Country Thunder Arizona 2023, the genre's neo-traditional chart-topper, Cody Johnson, gave his fans the news they'd been waiting for since October 2021.
In an interview with KMLE Country 107.9 in Florence, Arizona, Cody confirmed that his follow-up to 2021's Human was on the way, and that it would be another double-album called Leather.
Although we're still keenly awaiting news of a tracklist, the ‘Til You Can't’ hitmaker has offered a number of interesting nuggets of information about the upcoming record.
Aside from revealing that - like Human - it'll be a double-album, Cody also announced that each of the 24 songs would be underpinned by a theme of ‘fun’ and levity.
Now that the cat's out of the bag about Leather, we'll hopefully be getting a taste of the new record in the coming weeks. Although there have been no official singles from the project released as of yet, Cody Johnson did tease a blockbuster duet with Carrie Underwood back in March, which will no doubt feature on Leather.
With the Texas troubadour in the middle of his 2023 tour at the moment, he's been taking the opportunity to test out an unreleased song every so often in front of the live audiences.
One such track is ‘Over Missing You’, which finds Cody Johnson opening up about how much he wishes he could return home from the road. It features a range of witty wordplay, and follows in the sonic footsteps of trademark CoJo ballads such as ‘On My Way to You’.
We're expecting ‘Over Missing You’ to make its way onto the Leather tracklist, with Cody having performed the wistful ode to absent love on a number of recent tour stops.
Excitingly, with ‘Over Missing You’ and the Carrie Underwood duet presumed as featuring, we still have 22 blank spaces on the Leather tracklist to fill - which means Cody Johnson fans can look forward to a whole lot of new music to come in the not-so-distant future.
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