Atlanta's Zac Brown Band will release their sixth studio album, "The Owl," this fall.

Zac Brown Band releases new single, announces new album

‘The Owl’ will arrive in September

Zac Brown Band fans know that the Atlanta-based musicians are relentless road warriors.

But they also have new recorded music ready to roll.

ZBB will release their sixth studio album, “The Owl,” on Sept. 20 (pre-order here). The first single, “Leaving Love Behind,” is available now on all streaming platforms (hear it below). The song is the band’s first new release since November 2018, with “Someone I Used to Know.”

“The Owl” is named for ZBB’s affection for the lore surrounding the great horned owl, which can see perfectly at night and is considered a reliable guide. The album will delve into a personal side of the band, while taking some musical risks. In addition to their usual impressive vocal arrangements, the band is exploring different sounds by working with producers including Skrillex, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder.

“The Owl” is ZBB’s first studio release since 2017’s “Welcome Home.”

The band played Atlanta last summer with a massive show at SunTrust Park, and also joined in the Super Bowl week festivities with a special concert at the Tabernacle that included an appearance from pal Dave Grohl.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.