Jason Wilber Shares ‘I’d Love Another Saturday Night’, New Album Details [Exclusive Premiere]
Nashville-based songwriter Jason Wilber has some big news: He's preparing to release a new album. The artist has shared the project's details, as well as one of its songs, “I’d Love Another Saturday Night,” exclusively with The Boot.
Wilber, who has been a fixture in Americana legend John Prine’s band since he was 26 years old, wrote the lighthearted, upbeat "I'd Love Another Saturday Night" about something to which we can all relate: that feeling of wanting the weekend to be a little bit longer.
"Whether I’m on the road playing shows or just hanging around at home, I love Saturdays. Sometimes the weekend feels like the prize you get for making it through the week without going crazy or keeling over,” Wilber tells The Boot. “So “I’d Love Another Saturday Night” is the thought I have at some point almost every Sunday. In fact, Saturdays are so much fun, I say, why not add in another one? I think the world would be a better place if we had two Saturdays and a Sunday each weekend.”
“I’d Love Another Saturday Night” will appear on Wilber’s forthcoming studio album, Reaction Time. The record will be his eighth release as a solo artist, and Wilber thinks that the new disc might be his best work yet.
"[The album] feels like a new high water mark for me, personally. All the elements came together just right,” Wilber explains. “The production process [producer] Paul Mahern and I used was very similar to my  record Echoes, in that we built up the tracks from my rhythm guitar, as opposed to cutting the basic tracks live with a band and then overdubbing, which is how I did most of my earlier records.”
In his time playing alongside Prine, Wilber has performed on some of the country’s most iconic stages, including the Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits. He’s also collaborated with Nashville legends such as Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Lucinda Williams.
“Making records, for me, is a process of discovery,” Wilber says. “Often, the song you thought was gonna be great turns out to be okay, and the one you thought was just okay turns into something amazing. And that’s because of all the collaboration -- with the producer, with all the other musicians -- and also the unknown, the mystery of what’s gonna unfold when you start working on a song. You can never predict what’s gonna happen.”
Reaction Time is set for release on Aug. 11. Visit JasonWilber.com for more information.
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