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FGL keeps it "Simple"

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Florida Georgia Line is out with a new single, "Simple," the lead song from its upcoming fourth album.

FGL's Tyler Hubbard said the song was written on the tour bus. "We usually find ourselves writing on that every day pre-show and post-show...That was just a special song born out of an idea that I kind of had, just living in a world where things get so complicated, and everybody seems to complicate things," he said. "For us, it's easy for us to keep it simple...Just a little reminder to simplify things every now and then."

"It has a fresh sound," said Brian Kelley. "It's a good time to put it out."

Hubbard and Kelley wrote the song with Michael Hardy and Mark Holman. Joey Moi handled production.

The song features a lot of banjo underneath and an easy going vibe.

FGL also released a music video on Thursday for the song "Colorado," which presumably will be on the new disc also.

The band's last album was "Dig Your Roots" from 2016, which featured the hits "H.O.L.Y.," "May We All" with Tim McGraw, "God, Your Mama and Me" with the Backstreet Boys and "Smooth." The first three songs hit number one, but "Smooth" was the duo's first not to reach the top 10.

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