Mo Pitney will be joining us in the Live Lounge Tuesday night @7PM.
When the time came for Mo Pitney to choose a title track for his new album, there was little doubt as to which song it should be. After years spent both honing his sound and growing his family, Pitney reached something of a turning point: He knew who he was as an artist and a person, and felt it was time to introduce himself in song. The title of new track “Ain’t Lookin’ Back” summed things up better than anything else could, and Pitney’s long-awaited sophomore album was born.
Ain’t Lookin’ Back follows Pitney’s 2016 debut Behind This Guitar, an acclaimed LP that cracked Billboard‘s Top Ten Country Albums Chart the first week of its release. Pitney recorded Behind This Guitar with veteran producer Tony Brown, an experience he says greatly informed how he approached his time in the studio for Ain’t Lookin’ Back.
“Since then, I feel like I’ve learned a lot being in the studio,” Pitney says. “I almost learned so much it made me partially gun-shy on this second album. When you’re in the middle of making an album, at least my first album, everything was exciting and sounded good to me. I didn’t know what I really wanted and what I didn’t.”
In the years following Behind This Guitar‘s release, Pitney found himself “writing for the sake of writing,” as he puts it, following his passion to “write every day” and see what comes of the practice. “I don’t know that I was even thinking much about making my next album,” he says. “But when I had about five or six songs that I really started to want to play live, the thought came into my mind, ‘It’s time to make a record.’”