Morgan Wallen has now released his new album, One Thing At A Time, on March 3.
To celebrate the long awaited news of the project, Wallen revealed that he'd be releasing three new songs ahead of the project, ‘Last Night’, ‘Everything I Love’ and ‘I Wrote The Book’. Soon after its release, ‘Last Night’ soared straight to the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
Even though it's been over two years since the release of Wallen's colossal 2021 album, Dangerous, the Sneedville megastar is making up for it with another expansive tracklist.
One Thing At A Time features a whopping 36 songs, including huge guest appearances from ‘The Chief’, Eric Church, on ‘Man Made A Bar’, along with Wallen's long-time friends and collaborators, HARDY and Ernest, on ‘In The Bible’ and ‘Cowgirls’ respectively.
Earlier in the year, Wallen recently appeared on ‘red’ from HARDY's own album, the mockingbird & THE CROW.
Morgan Wallen had released an assortment of hugely popular singles since he dropped Dangerous back in January 2021. ‘You Proof’ has performed the best, and recently became the longest running Billboard Country Airplay chart No. 1 of all time.
Since the start of the new year, Wallen has also earned a suite of Platinum RIAA certifications for songs such as the sweet, Mother's Day-inspired ‘Thought You Should Know’.
‘Thought You Should Know’ and ‘You Proof’ both feature on Wallen's new album, along with three tracks from one of his ‘Sampler’ EPs, ‘One Thing At A Time’, ‘Days That End In Why’ and ‘Tennessee Fan’.
The introspective, faith-filled anthem, ‘Don't Think Jesus’, also makes the cut.
In recent months, Morgan Wallen has been teasing a host of songs on his socials, which only amplified the levels of suspense ahead of the album announcement.
At the beginning on January, the ‘More Than My Hometown’ crooner shared a snippet of his heartbroken homage to a country legend, ‘Keith Whitley’.
He followed this up with the comparatively uptempo ‘I Wrote The Book’, which he accompanied with a video of Wallen out hunting.
Both feature on One Thing At A Time, alongside a slew of previously unheard tracks, such as ‘Single Than She Was’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘I Deserve A Drink’ and ‘180 (Lifestyle)’, which interpolates a Young Thug sample.
One Thing At A Time was billed as a genre-fluid project, which would incorporate a variety of Wallen's stylistic influences - and ‘180 (Lifestyle)’ in particular epitomises this.
In a statement, Morgan Wallen confirmed that he's been exploring uncharted territory for One Thing At A Time, “This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and the lows. It also brings together the musical influences that have shaped me as an artist – country, alternative and hip-hop.
There are 36 songs on this album because we just kept exploring with fresh lyrics, music and production ideas and these are the songs that felt right to me. It was a blast to create, and I was so grateful to be back in the studio to lay this out for my fans”.
Also appearing on the new album is ‘Whiskey Friends’. The track showcases Wallen's distinctive drawl, while at the same time incorporating enough pop-friendly, genre-blending elements to suggest this could easily become another radio No. 1.
‘Hope That's True’ is another song on album No. 3. It again features a trademark Wallen earworm for the hook, but layered on top of a funky instrumental that again underlines the singer-songwriter has been embracing a healthy dose of experimentation for the new project.
Back in October 2022, Wallen posted a clip of the R&B-infused ‘Me + All Your Reasons’, which drew an array of compliments from fellow artists.
Parker McCollum commented, “Hit after hit after hit to infinity and beyond”, while chart-topping DJ, Diplo, shared a similar sentiment, simply posting, “Straight fire”.
Fans were no doubt glad to see that ‘Me + All You Reasons’ had been included on One Thing At A Time.
It's safe to say that One Thing At A Time has a massive pair shoes to fill, given the fact that Morgan Wallen's previous project, Dangerous, continues to shatter new records at an unprecedented rate.
Nonetheless, this impressive run of accolades and streaming figures has ensured that hopes for One Thing At A Time are high.
For Wallen himself, though, the objective is simple, “I just try to tell it how it is – the good, the bad, the love, the heartbreak.
That's all I know how to do. My hope is that this album makes my fans proud; makes 'em laugh, smirk, cry, and think – just like it did for me”.
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