Experiment (album)

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Experiment
Kane brown experiment.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
Genre
LabelRCA Nashville
ProducerDann Huff
Kane Brown chronology
Kane Brown
(2016)
Experiment
(2018)
Singles from Experiment
  1. "Lose It"
    Released: June 25, 2018

Experiment is the second studio album by American country music singer Kane Brown. It was released on November 9, 2018 via RCA Records Nashville. The album includes the single "Lose It" and twelve other songs.

Content[edit]

Brown wrote most of the songs himself. In advance of the album, the tracks "Homesick", "Short Skirt Weather", and "Good as You" were released digitally.[1] "Lose It" was the album's first radio single.[2] Dann Huff, who co-produced Brown's debut album, is also the producer on Experiment. Brown said that he wanted to introduce new sounds on the album and introduce "more energy" to his style.[2] "American Bad Dream" is a song that Brown wrote about the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Brown said that he took inspiration from his grandmother, who was a police detective.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 4 out of 5 stars, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic found Brown's singing and songwriting superior to his 2016 debut album, while also noting influences of contemporary R&B and arena rock.[4] Rolling Stone reviewer Maura Johnston rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars, highlighting "American Bad Dream" as the "emotional center" while also noting the variety of musical influences and the "confidence" in Brown's delivery.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

Experiment debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 124,000 album-equivalent units (including 105,000 pure album sales), making it Brown's first US number-one album, and the third country album to top the chart in 2018.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Baby Come Back to Me"
  • Kane Brown
  • Chase McGill
  • Matthew McGinn
  • Will Weatherly
3:47
2."Good as You"
  • Brown
  • Brock Berryhill
  • Shy Carter
  • Taylor Phillips
  • Weatherly
3:12
3."Lose It"
  • Brown
  • McGill
  • Weatherly
2:59
4."It Ain't You It's Me"
3:11
5."Short Skirt Weather"
  • Brown
  • McGill
  • Weatherly
3:14
6."Homesick"
  • Brown
  • Berryhill
  • McGinn
  • Phillips
3:25
7."Weekend"
  • Brown
  • McGill
  • Weatherly
3:47
8."Work"
  • Brown
  • Sam Ellis
  • Hoge
3:06
9."One Night Only"
  • Brown
  • Corey Crowder
  • Hoge
  • McGinn
3:12
10."My Where I Come From"
  • Brown
  • McGill
  • McGinn
  • Weatherly
3:02
11."American Bad Dream"
  • Brown
  • Ellis
  • Hoge
  • McGill
3:18
12."Live Forever"
  • Ellis
  • Jon Green
  • Laura Veltz
3:06
13."Lost in the Middle of Nowhere" (featuring Becky G)
3:09

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 33
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 17
US Billboard 200[6] 1
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kane Brown Unveils Sophomore Album 'Experiment': Stream It Now". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Everything We Know About Kane Brown's Sophomore Album, 'Experiment'". The Boot. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Kane Brown Is Ready to Defend 'American Bad Dream,' a Song About Gun Violence". Taste of Country. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Experiment". Allmusic. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Review: Kane Brown Forges His Own Path to Country Stardom on 'Experiment'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (November 18, 2018). "Kane Brown Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Experiment'". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. November 19, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Billboard Canadian Albums". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kane Brown Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2018.