Is Sam Hunt quitting music? Not so fast…
In an interview with Yahoo, Sam went into pretty sincere detail about why it’s been taking so long to put together his next album.
“I’ve grown up a little bit since my first record, and I feel my first record was inspired by an era of my life that really left with something to say and something to sing about,” Hunt, 33, explains. “And at this point … I’ve gotten into some other things outside of music that I really enjoy. Just other interests of mine that have nothing to do with music. I don’t know where my career will go from here, but my sole focus hasn’t been on making music all the time like it was in my 20s. I’m not writing as many songs. My interests have changed.”
He went on to say that he essentially doesn’t want to force an album that he doesn’t feel is very him, simply because it’s time to have another album.
“When I’m singing a song as an artist, there’s only so much that I really want to say or have to say. I haven’t had a whole lot to say in the past year. So I’ve been writing songs that I don’t really feel are representing me, so I haven’t put out a record in the past year.”
Respect. Don’t just put out an album that you don’t really believe just because you can… or someone is telling you that you should. However, Sam does promise that a new single will be out in the next few weeks, with another to follow shortly thereafter. In the meantime, Sam will hit the road with Luke Bryan for his upcoming stadium tour, giving him a little more time to thinks bout what he wants to do with this next album.
Insert obligatory “Take Your Time” joke.