Little Big Town will release its sixth studio album Pain Killer on Oct. 21, the country four-piece has confirmed.
The album, which follows the group’s 2012 album Tornado, is produced by Jay Joyce, who worked with the band on their last release.
In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, Karen Fairchild explained that the band knew right away the album would be titled Pain Killer.
“We knew the record was going to be called Pain Killer way on into the process because we love that song,” Fairchild told Rolling Stone Country. “That song is really kind of tongue-in-cheek — ‘be the person that numbs my pain.’ We started talking about tying that thread through the whole record, to ease your pain. Don’t we want the whole record to do that for people, anyway? Whether it’s a sad moment, or a song that’s more thoughtful and has a lot more substance in the lyric, we want music to take us away. Pain Killer fits, that’s the common thread through all the songs.”
The album’s first single, “Day Drinking,” is making it’s way up the country singles charts, reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Country Songs ranking.