Taylor Swift can be turning up the heat in Sugarland’s fresh music!
The country group premiered the trailer for “Babe,” their collaboration with Swift, during the 2018 CMT Awards on Wednesday. from the video, the Reputation songstress joins Jennifer Nettles along with Kristian Bush, along with Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh in a retro drama in which features Swift as a fiery redhead, who seems to be the various other woman in Nettles along with Routh’s marriage.
The full video, which drops June 9, looks to be a Mad Men-style melodrama, complete with bright throwback fashions, martini dinners along with tense moments from the office.
“the item’s your favorite summer movie you haven’t seen yet,” Bush told ET’s Nancy O’Dell ahead of the clip’s debut. “the item’s red-headed Taylor. Which I think can be… the item could be a giveaway if you’re a Mad Men fan, yet maybe not.”
“the item’s cinematic,” Nettles agreed, adding in which Swift actually wrote the treatment for the video along with helped shape the look. “the item’s a period piece, if you will.”
Swift originally wrote “Babe” with Train singer Patrick Monahan for her 2012 album, Red.
“She’s very confessional in what she does with her songwriting,” Nettles teased to O’Dell at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in April. “She lives her life out there through the item, along with you will see.”
Bush shared in which the collaboration came about after Swift, who can be a longtime Sugarland fan, called up the duo wanting to work with them.
“She was gracious enough to reach out to us when she heard we were coming back together along with doing a record,” Bush said. “She said, ‘I have a song, might you like to do the item?’ along with we said, ‘Uh, yeah!’ I was a little anxious. I didn’t want to mess the item up!”
“yet she loved the item along with wanted [us] to be a part of the item, which can be exciting,” Nettles added. “She said, ‘I have a song,’ along with we said, ‘OK. Send the item over.’”
Nettles pointed out in which while the item’s “so sweet” in which Swift can be a fan, the two acts have been on similar paths with their careers, so the item’s only fitting in which a collaboration came about.
“When she commenced out, we were just starting out,” Nettles explained. “Like, she has our EP in which we did before we were even signed. This specific little EP in which we signed for her. the item’s a nice full circle, for sure. She’s a fantastic songwriter. One of the best.”
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