Brett Young is turning over a new leaf on his upcoming sophomore album Ticket to L.A., due out Dec. 7. The singer, who made a mark on country music with several heartbreaking ballads including “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy,” is embracing romance and upbeat production as can be heard on the album’s newly available title track.
On “Ticket to L.A.” Brett finds himself falling for a girl he meets in the airport. He misses his flight as he sits down beside her and finds himself deep in conversation.
“It was midnight in the middle of JFK / Trying to take my mind off the falling rain / I was saying anything to make her laugh / Never wanted anything so bad / She got me wishin’ that she could say / Doesn’t even know that I missed my plane / Ain’t a single thing I wouldn’t trade / For a ticket to L.A.,” he sings on the uplifting chorus.
Brett co-wrote “Ticket to L.A.” with Zach Crowell and Jon Nite. He says he knew he had to title his album “Ticket to L.A.” right after penning the track.
“I knew we had to name the album after ‘Ticket To L.A.’ because that title sums up such a big part of my life,” Brett told Billboard. “I’ve spent a lot of hours flying back home to Los Angeles from Nashville. It was a tough season when I first made the move, but so much has changed in my life since then, and I’m in such a happy place. I think you can feel that shift in the new music too, so I can’t wait for people to hear to the album.”
“Ticket to L.A.” follows the release of Brett’s current single “Here Tonight.” Both tracks will be featured on his upcoming sophomore album.