“Toxic” was the first track from the band’s forthcoming new album.
“This album is just a toxic album,” frontman and songwriter Jason Aldean said.
“We were so intent on doing something that felt authentic that we had to get rid of all the other shit we were doing.
We had to go with something that was really fresh.”
The song was released at the same time as “Black Hole Summer” and was the band taking a more experimental approach.
The new album, titled “Toxicity,” was released on May 25.
It was released to mixed reviews on both the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100, but the band has been praised for the track’s “fuzzy” production.
“Toxin” is the first new music from the group since they released their debut album, 2011’s “Sisters.”
“We wanted to make a new album that felt fresh and different and we really didn’t know what we were gonna do with it,” Aldean told MTV News.
“I think that it was kind of like the start of a journey.”
“Toxi” was also a surprise hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
The track became the top song in the U.S. for seven weeks, becoming the first hit of the year to chart on the chart’s Top 200 chart.
“Sister” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The album has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
The band will release a special vinyl reissue of “SISTER” on June 18, and they will also play a series of festivals in support of the album.
The group will also headline a summer concert tour, which is expected to open in September.
Watch the video for “TOXI”