Coming off of the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Daydream, Australian pop-country trio THE BUCKLEYS have returned with a brand-new single Oops I Love You which is available now, 2022 via Petrol Records/Universal Records/UMe. Recorded at Nashville’s iconic East Iris Studios earlier this Spring, Oops I Love You finds the chart-topping band in a fun-loving, joyous playful mood.
“Interestingly, this song started out on bass,” says vocalist Sarah Buckley, oldest sibling to the Buckley family trio which includes Lachlan (guitars) and Molly (keyboards). “I was jamming with our youngest brother Dylan (15 yo) on drums just for fun and I started playing this bassline which you hear in the song. We kept jamming and when I brought it to Lachlan and Molly as just a bass and drum groove, they loved the direction, so we all started playing around with some ideas and the melodies started to take form.”
Traveling from their native Byron Bay, Australia to Nashville earlier this year to write and record the upcoming EP TAKE IT AS IT COMES (release date: August 5, 2022) with producer Chad Carlson (Trisha Yearwood, Taylor Swift, Lady A), Sarah pulled out the basics of the song and revisited it in the studio. “We kept it in our back pocket to show to our producer Chad where we were going. We were in the studio, and I started singing ‘Oops I love you’ as the chorus and everyone picked up on it and I guess we ran with it!”
A breezy pop confection that pushes the band forward from their “Hippy Country” roots that put them on the map with their chart-topping debut album Daydream, “Oops I Love You” is further proof of their command of up-tempo, feelgood beats and melodies. “What has been so great about this new project is that we’ve spent a lot of time writing together, just the three of us, and have been able to define where we want to go and want to say,” Sarah explains about the creative process. “Bringing our vision and ideas to some of our brilliant creative friends and collaborators in Nashville has given this new project a whole new grit. Walking into the studio with a cohesive vision between us is so important and being able to take that to a whole new level through collaboration is something special.”