Sir Roosevelt is Zac Brown’s side project along with singer-songwriter Niko Moon – with whom he's worked for over a decade – and Ben Simonetti, a Nashville recording engineer who worked on Brown's recent Jekyll + Hyde album, among other releases. "Sir Rosevelt can go to a lot of new places," says Brown. "It's like painting with a whole bunch of new colors."
The Zac Brown Band 3 time Grammy Award winners, is not going anywhere. Rather, Sir Rosevelt serves as Brown's progression as an artist as he moves more into a mix of pop, dance and acoustics -- an exploration that began with Zac Brown Band's fourth major-label studio album ‘Jekyll + Hyde’ in 2015. And now the trio have released their self titled debut album ‘Sir Rosevelt’.
“Sir Rosevelt is a new chapter in addition to Zac Brown Band," Brown said in a statement. "A new outlet for creativity, connection and art. Get ready.” Brown further explained, “To me, that’s what makes a real artist -- it’s natural to want to create music that’s similar to what we like to listen to. [Sir Rosevelt] has become the outlet we have for everything outside of the homegrown roots of ZBB. I have no plan to abandon everything that we’ve ever done, but there are literally millions of different sounds out there, it’s like different colors to paint with.”
The 11-track offering, which seeks to fuse the sounds of pop, dance, acoustic instrumentation and Southern stylings, features two tracks co-written by Pharell Williams and two tracks co-produced by Justin Timbaland.
“Sir Rosevelt is a new chapter in addition to Zac Brown Band,” says Zac. “A new outlet for creativity, connection and art. Get ready.”